Archbishop Hurley & Paddy Kearney, 11 September 1985

Archbishop Hurley & Paddy Kearney, 11 September 1985

This month sees the opening of a new permanent exhibition on the life and career of Archbishop Denis Hurley. The exhibition will be housed in the new Denis Hurley Centre, a building made possible by the tireless fundraising and campaigning efforts of 2014 eThekwini Living Legend, Paddy Kearney. The new centre, which opened its doors the beginning of 2015, continues a century-long tradition of caring for members of the community through its feeding schemes, medical clinic and adult education classes.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Denis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light’, looks at how the youngest bishop of the Catholic Church at the time stood up to the apartheid government, and contributed to the life of the church. Paddy Kearney is clearly following in the footsteps of his mentor, living his life according to Hurley’s motto, “Community serving humanity”.

‘Denis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light’ is a collaboration between the Denis Hurley Centre and the Local History Museums. The exhibition opens on the 11th February 2017.

Image courtesy of www.scross.co.za