February 2017

None of us knows

Accompanying someone into death is an experience that many of us have shared. Some people do it daily as part of their work or ministry. I know the journey personally. A little over a year ago I lost my wife to brain cancer, writes Garry Everett.

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Celebrating significant milestones

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Rosebank College, Five Dock in Sydney are both celebrating significant milestones in 2017. It’s 160 years since the congregation was founded and 150...

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Japanese sisters visit Australia for jubilee celebrations

On a recent visit to Australia to celebrate her golden jubilee as a Sister of the Good Samaritan, Sister Yoshi Suzukawa, from Japan, said she clearly remembered the first time...

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Australia Day honours for Sister Mary

Sister Mary O’Shannassy was among 958 people recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

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Be bold and brave

When I was a child, to be told you had been “bold” meant you had done something wrong – usually that you had spoken out of turn or broken some...

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Hearts full of thankfulness and joy

If we are to be prophetic for our time, which is the fundamental calling of religious life in the Church, then changes beyond our contrivance are before us daily, says...

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Being a woman on the fringe of the Church

Without intending to be out at the edge, that is where I find myself.

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Some ‘fuel’ for your Lenten journey

Six podcasts for you to listen to with the ear of your heart during Lent.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

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