April 2018

An evocative recalling of Gurrumul’s voice, image and name

Alice Priest reviews the much-anticipated film GURRUMUL, which will be released in Australian cinemas from April 25. Her verdict: “It’s a must-see. A must-hear. However, be warned”.

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Third Filipina woman makes lifelong commitment

In the days leading up to her perpetual profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan, Grace Marcelo confessed to being nervous, but says that on a spiritual level she...

Tags: News

Stories and community at heart of popular women’s event

Around 600 women are expected to attend a special event in Brisbane in May which seeks to celebrate women’s stories, facilitate conversations and build stronger communities.

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On coming home

My recent experience of moving back to Victoria after a long absence has been an experience of coming home in several ways, writes Sister Margaret Malone.

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On preparing future priests for their liturgical ministry

Sister Ursula O’Rourke is one of two women on the formation team at Queensland’s Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo, where she specialises in liturgical formation and education.

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Importance of seeing the 'big picture'

Failing to see or accept the big picture is a condition that is currently affecting many organisations in our world, says Garry Everett, and four particular organisations stand out as...

Tags: Opinion

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

The double-edged sword of loneliness

There is much we can do within our own neighbourhoods and our own hearts to use the gift of loneliness to address the pain of loneliness, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

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