Known as one of the greatest priest-architects in Australia,  Monsignor Hawes spent some 24 years in Western Australia, designing and building numerous Churches and buildings across the mid-West.

Could he become Western Australia’s first saint?

Click on the link to read the article in The Record Issue 36 June 2022

John Hawes the Saint?

June 2023

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Geraldton was advised by  the Roman Dicastery for the Cause of Saints that there are no objections from the Dicastery  to progress  the Diocesan Enquiry into the life of Servant of God John Cyril Hawes, including evidence of his life of heroic virtues, holiness and of intercessory prayer.

There will be a formal liturgical launch of this investigation in the near future, at which time a prayer card for the beatification of the Servant of God John Cyril Hawes will be distributed, that seeks his intercession for special favours.

For more information contact Fr Robert Cross  Phone (08) 99 213221