The blessing was performed by Sydney's Roman Catholic Cardinal, George Pell. This included sprinkling holy water all over the place but mostly over the many walls in the unit. This was my first sighting up close of a Cardinal spreading the holy water about. Cardinal Pell's presence brought the Pavlov's dog reaction out in me.
When I was born, almost 63 years ago, Sydney's Cardinal was Norman Thomas Gilroy.
Once I had the thought I couldn't shake it for the entire hour long ceremony.