As a young priest, he taught in the seminary in Melbourne, Australia, where he played an instrumental role in forming the first generation of chaplains of the Australian YCW.
He remained faithful to the Cardijn method all his life, particularly in his research and in his teaching and indeed his whole approach as a missiologist.
In the years after Vatican II, he lived and worked at the Pro Mundi Vita Institute in Brussels where he also collaborated with many leaders of the International YCW of that period.
On his return to Australia he taught missiology for many years at the Columban Mission Institute in Turramurra, New South Wales.
After his eventual "retirement", he moved to the Columban Centre at Essendon in Melbourne.
In 2007-08, he was a founder member of CCI Australia.
A great figure of the Australian Church and of the Cardijn tradition.
More information: http://holyirritant.blogspot.com/2010/05/cyril-hally-rip.html
Plus a story on CathNews: Tributes for Fr Cyril Hally, Columban missionary and priest
As well as a CathBlog post from me: Missionary who knew how to cross culture boundaries
Photo above: Tony Robertson