2019-08-07 AUSTRALIA

Peter (Albanus) Salta


Time of Death:
Peter had been unwell for some time and for the past two years had been undergoing dialysis three times a week.  In August after a series of hospital visits it was decided to move his to the Campbelltown community where there is 24 hour care available.  More recently, Peter was also diagnosed with cancer and the pain involved became increasingly unbearable for him.  So two weeks ago, Peter decided to cease dialysis and let the resulting renal failure to take its course.  This led to semi consciousness during his last week and he died peacefully at 2am on Saturday December 22.  At the time of his death, Peter was 84 years of age and in the 67th year of his religious life.

Family Details:
Date of Birth: June 29, 1928.
Place of Birth: Sydney.  Australia.

Schooling and Initial Formation:

School Attended: Marist College, North Sydney.
Postulancy: January 2, 1946 – July 1, 1946.
Novitiate: July 2, 1946 – July 1, 1947.


First Vows: July 2, 1947: At Mittagong to Br Placidus Redden.
Perpetual Vows: January 2, 1953: At Hunters Hill to Br Leonida SG.

Ongoing Education and Formation:
Following his profession, Peter was appointed to the Scholasticate to do his teacher training.  In later years he pursued studies in chemistry and biology to assist with his teaching and he also undertook studies in theology.

Community and Ministry Appointments:
Peter began with primary school classes but quickly moved into the secondary area.  Students enjoyed his classes and appreciated his keen interest in their progress.  For more than 37 years of his Marist ministry Peter was at Marist College in North Sydney where he was a much loved figure.  It was appropriate that his funeral took place in that setting.  The impact of his presence was spoken of by many of his former students and colleagues.  May he rest in peace.


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