Section Archive: It Occurred to Me
Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

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

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

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

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

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

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

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

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...

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

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

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Calls for change within the Church will be its salvation

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Post” have something important to say about ‘the...

Posted on: February 21, 2018

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Of Maya and Mary

When we see the images of Mary and her child this Christmas, may we pause...

Posted on: December 13, 2017

The mystery of death and life

We need more help in assisted living, rather than assisted dying, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Lessons from my father

It will be how I fulfil my role, and the relationships I nourish with my...

Posted on: October 18, 2017