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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Chittister, Censorship and an Adult Church

Patty Fawkner SGS asks whether censorship in the Catholic Church underestimates the intelligence and maturity...

Posted on: July 17, 2019

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Religious women: The sowers of prophetic hope

There is a rich tapestry in the life of Religious women across the world, writes...

Posted on: June 18, 2019

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Unveiling Mary

The month of May is dedicated to Mary of Nazareth. Patty Fawkner reflects on her...

Posted on: May 14, 2019

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The gift of spiritual companions

God sends spiritual guides into our lives, reflects Patty Fawkner, who are messengers and mediums...

Posted on: April 16, 2019

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A community in crisis

“Though hard to recognise, God is there,” writes Sister Patty Fawkner in response to the...

Posted on: March 19, 2019

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Preparing the way for the writer's voice to be heard

The legendary William Shawn, who edited “The New Yorker” for 35 years, said “the work...

Posted on: December 12, 2018

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Honouring the stranger-guest-host relationship

Something insidious is happening throughout our world that is threatening the intrinsic human nexus between...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

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How power has hijacked the parable of the Good Samaritan

We can easily highjack the parable of the Good Samaritan, says Sister Patty Fawkner, if...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

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Silence is golden - and it also kills

Will we be loyal to the silence or will we interrupt the silence that has...

Posted on: June 20, 2018

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How to cope with constancy and intensity of bad news?

For Sister Patty Fawkner, two strategies or ways of thinking may help: to accept life’s...

Posted on: May 16, 2018

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The double-edged sword of loneliness

There is much we can do within our own neighbourhoods and our own hearts to...

Posted on: April 18, 2018

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In gratitude for "bountiful gifts and graces"

“There is a season for everything, a time for every purpose under heaven – a...

Posted on: March 21, 2018