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Articles by: Patty Fawkner

The mystery of death and life

We need more help in assisted living, rather than assisted dying, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Lessons from my father

It will be how I fulfil my role, and the relationships I nourish with my

Posted on: October 18, 2017

The pattern of all life

What do these words, Paschal Mystery, mean? What do they communicate?

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Keep working on love

This year’s Social Justice Statement from Australia’s Catholic Bishops focuses on the value and dignity

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Am I included or not?

There is a link between exclusive sexist language and abusive behaviour towards women, writes Good

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Is there a place for solitude in our world today?

“I say that I need and desire solitude, but do I really? I know that

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Vague wanting

Our lives, yours and mine, are too precious to fritter away on lukewarm commitments and

Posted on: February 16, 2016

On suffering and God: a response to Stephen Fry

A “burgeoning interest” in cosmology provides Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner with a different ‘take’

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Mary Magdalene: friend, icon, model

We have yet to balance spirituality and sexuality in the Church especially in regard to

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Leading by flipping the omelette

Pope Francis’ leadership differs markedly from that of his predecessors. He models two clear principles

Posted on: March 17, 2015