Welcome to the Patrick Murphy Memorial Library
The Patrick Murphy Memorial Library at Dorish Maru College in Box Hill supports students and academic staff studying and teaching at Yarra Theological Union. Their training programme takes 6 – 7 years. At any one time there are ten or more young men from several different countries studying theology, some priests undertaking further research work, and several lecturers who reside at Dorish Maru College.
The education of young men wishing to be involved in missionary work, and developing their own areas of study in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific is a high priority for the Society of the Divine Word (popularly known as the Divine Word Missionaries or SVDs from the Latin Societas Verbi Divini).
The library also supports the wider Yarra Theological Union students and staff, and is accessible to all students studying theology with the MCD University of Divinity.