Articles by: Patty Fawkner

Lessons in leadership

Rudd or Abbott? Post September 7 we will continue to discuss leaders and leadership because...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

War and peace within and beyond

Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner reflects on a book that “expounds a profound teaching on...

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Move over fight and flight

Don’t we all miss out when women’s experience is ignored, asks Good Samaritan Sister Patty...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

On faith, doubt and certainty

What role do certainty and doubt play within a mature, adult faith and in one’s...

Posted on: November 20, 2012

Thanks, Emily

The slogan of the advertising world, the out-of-control cult of celebrity and some Olympic hype...

Posted on: August 21, 2012

Surrender is not weakness, nor resignation

The notion of surrender has little appeal to a post-modern sensibility, perhaps suggesting capitulation and...

Posted on: March 20, 2012

Christmas down under

Perhaps as a nation come of age, and as a people whose many citizens originate...

Posted on: December 13, 2011

Holy and unholy thoughts in a hot climate

How do I have holy thoughts when all I can think of is how uncomfortable...

Posted on: August 9, 2011

Towards an adult Church

“I recall that the Church came to birth amidst the unfolding tensions between, paradoxically, the...

Posted on: June 14, 2011