Fr Leo Michael Grigg OFM began teaching English and Geography at Padua in 1968. At the time, he was the second lay person on staff and this was the beginning of his long association with the Franciscans and an 18-year teaching career at Padua.
Fr Michael was highly respected by his fellow staff and students for his integrity, loyalty, fairness and compassion. In 1984 he was appointed as the first lay Vice Rector of the College and two years later he joined the Franciscan Order and was ordained in 1991. Fr Michael sadly passed away in 1993.
Within the College Fr Michael will always be remembered as a man of gentleness, a first-rate scholar and exemplary teacher. His love of literature was infectious and his ability to enthuse students with his passion for the written word became legendary.
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A white chevron between three white eels with tails in the mouth on a yellow background. (Colours altered to include house colour, design is historically correct).
Signifies protection and was often granted in arms as a reward to one who achieved some notable enterprise.
The eel is the ancient symbol for wisdom. Small or young eels are known as griggs.
Or (gold/yellow) denotes generosity, sable (black) denotes constancy
Ut prosim (That I may be of use)