Fazokas Adalbert OP pappá szentelésének 70. évfordulója

Fazokas Adalbert OP pappá
szentelésének 70. évfordulója
70th Anniversary of priestly
ordination of
Fr Adalbert Fazokas OP
Született/born: 1920. április 20-án
Kisszőllősön, Magyarországon
Szülei: Fazokas Géza, Kisszőllős,
MÁV vasúti alkalmazott, római
Horvát Eleonóra, Kisszőllős, római
Beöltözött 1938. augusztus 28-án a
premontrei szerzetesrendben
He received the habit of the
Premonstratensian Order
on the 28th of August 1938.
Ünnepélyes fogadalmat tett:
1943. szeptember 8-án
He professed his solemn vows
on the 8th September 1943
Pappá szentelése: Kassa, 1944.
április 11.
His ordination was in Kassa/Kosice,
on the 11 April 1944
Kassa, Premontrei Templom
Szentháromság Templom
Holy Trinity Church in Kassa/Kosice
Fazokas Adalbert atya
újmisés mondata:
„Mert abban, amiben Ő maga
szenvedett és megkísértetett, meg
tudja segíteni azokat is, akik
kísértést szenvednek.” (Zsid 2,18)
His motto on the prayer card issued
for his first Mass:
„Because he himself was tested
through what he suffered, he is
able to help those who are
being tested.” (Hebrews 2,18)
Kassai Szent Erzsébet Székesegyház
St Elizabeth of Hungary Cathedral in
St Elizabeth of Hungary Cathedral in
He joined the Dominican Order in
1945 and was professed on 21 st
September 1946
Papként tanult Rómában az Angelicumon.
Father Adalbertus FAZOKAS, was enrolled in the Faculty of
THEOLOGY at our University of Angelicum in Rome for the
academic year 1947-1948 and 1948-1949.
He duly fulfilled all the academic requirements, and in June,
1952 he publicly defended his doctoral Thesis entitled :
De definitione Baptismi elaborata a S.Thoma usu "Auctoritatis
Dionysii", and obtained the grade CUM LAUDE =WITH
P.s.: Father Fazokas was a classmate of Karol Wojtyla.
Fr. Glenn Morris, O.P.
Secretary General
His own doctoral thesis (Rome,
1952) represented in itself a clear
advance in Thomistic research
regarding the theology of the grace
of baptism in relation to entry and
membership of the Church. A
section of the thesis was published
in the journal "Angelicum" in 1954.
A particularly notable feature of that
thesis was his analysis of St Thomas'
use of the definition of baptism
discerned by Ps. Dionysius, the Eastern,
Neo-Platonic "mystical" Church Father,
to show the physicality in the
sacrament of baptism, and therefore of
the whole Christian life.
He came to Australia in 1954 and
was assigned to lecture in
Philosophy at the Dominican
Studium in Melbourne.
He continued to lecture in
Philosophy at Camberwell until the
Studium moved to Canberra in
1967 and after lectured in
Canberra until the late 1960s.
He was an expert in the philosophical
writings of St Thomas Aquinas and
lectured in many branches of
philosophy in the Dominican House of
Studies from 1954 to the early 1970s
and a brief return later in the 1970s for
one term. He also taught much
dogmatic theology in courses based on
St Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.
Fr Adalbert also taught theology
both in the House of Studies, in the
Marist Fathers' Seminary at Hunters
Hill Sydney, in the Aquinas Academy
run by the Marist Fathers in Sydney,
and less formally, to Hungarian
groups in Geelong VIC and in
In the second part of his life he worked as a
chaplain to the Hungarian communities,
mainly in Sydney, but also in Canberra and
Melbourne. One highlight of his life was the
visit of Cardinal Mindszenty to Australia in
1974, when the 83-year-old man was invited
by the Hungarians of Australia. The long trip
was too much for him, and upon his return
to Vienna, he died on May 6, 1975. Fr
Adalbert proudly had a photo of himself
taken with the Cardinal.
Cardinal Mindszenty`s visit to Australia
in 1974
Fr Adalbert Fazokas and Cardinal
Mindszenty at the airport of Sydney
Hungarian Mass with Cardinal
His pastoral ministry in different areas
Keresztelő / Baptism
Blessing of a marriage
He retired in the early 2000s and
took up residence in St Elizabeth’s
Home, Dean Park NSW
Visit of Dominican brothers at St
Elizabeth Home
We praise God for his work in the
life of Fr Adalbert. We give thanks
that he is with us today and
welcome all of our guests at his

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