April 2023

A precious encounter enables me to reclaim God as Father

I endeavour to avoid referring to God as Father, but the memory of a past experience has caused me to rethink my relationship with God as Father, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Study opportunity will strengthen Donna’s ministry of care and support

Donna Belle Ferrer said she receives much more than she gives from her ministry in psycho-social support for diocesan seminarians and parents and teachers at the Good Samaritan Kinder School.

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New community house in Kiribati a witness to God’s hospitality for all

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Temaiku, Kiribati, have officially taken up residence in their new community house, further deepening their commitment to the people of the island nation.

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Big Sister Little Sister Program helps students to flourish

When students first start at Lourdes Hill College their Big Sister writes them a letter. This letter tells them to be brave, be inspired and explore all the College offers.

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With the resurrection, life is changed not ended

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a favourite when our children were little, and now, many years later, it has delightfully reappeared at story-time with our toddler grandchildren, writes Monica Dutton.

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History is calling

First Nations Peoples have an inalienable right to be heard at the highest level of the nation’s governance. History is calling all of us forward, writes Sister Clare Condon SGS.

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An experience of the German Synodal Way

I was privileged to experience the final Assembly of the German Synodal Way, and its attempts to forge a path for a Church undergoing challenge and change, writes Susan Sullivan.

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