The father, the son and a very proud mum of Anthony Fisher

10/11/2014

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP with parents Gloria and Colin at the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta’s Farewell Mass for the Sydney Archbishop-elect, Wednesday 5 November 2014
Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP with parents Gloria and Colin at the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta’s Farewell Mass for the Sydney Archbishop-elect, Wednesday 5 November 2014. Photography: Alphonsus Fok

By Tess Livingstone, The Australian, Monday 10 November

The incoming Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, moved into St Mary’s Cathedral pres­bytery yesterday, bringing with him 10 flourishing pots of herbs — and a strong sense of family — to stand beside the roses cultivated by Cardinal George Pell.

The new archbishop uses the herbs in his cooking, a skill that runs in his family.

His mother, Gloria Fisher, 76, who has a Spanish background and came to Australia via China and The Philippines, taught his fath­er, Colin Fisher, 80, a retired pharmacist, to cook.

Mr Fisher later won a compe­tition run by a national magazine and the archbishop’s brother, Christopher Fisher, is a Qantas chef for first-class passengers.

The Fishers’ presence at their son’s installation as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday night will be a historic first.

The records show the 54-year-old is the first Catholic Archbishop of Sydney to have both his parents alive for such an occasion.

He is as proud of them as they are of him and hopes “I’ll have them for many more years’’.

Read Tess Livingstone’s full story at The Australian online

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