Notre Dame hosts international visit of Catenian Association

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 16-10-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia welcomed local and international members of the Catenian Association to its Fremantle Campus on Monday 15 October for a tour of the Campus.

The visit was coordinated by past Chancellor of the University, and member of the Catenians, Dr Michael Quinlan, and Pro Vice Chancellor, Fremantle, Associate Professor Mark Tannock.

Dr Quinlan was very keen to ensure that a visit to the University was included in the itinerary of the Grand President and his touring party from the United Kingdom who were visiting Perth.

The Catenians is an international brotherhood of over 12,000 'practising' Catholic men. The Association was founded in Manchester in 1908 and has now spread throughout Great Britain and overseas including Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Alex Banovich, past president of the Fremantle Circle of the Catenians, said he was very grateful to Dr Quinlan and Assoc. Prof. Tannock for their hospitality.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to show our members the magnificent Fremantle Campus and to hear about the very high standard of education Notre Dame provides students," said Mr Banovich. "We were all very impressed with all that Notre Dame has achieved."

Assoc. Prof. Tannock said he was delighted to welcome the group and greatly valued the opportunity to share the 'Notre Dame story'.

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