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    Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

    06 December 2018

    The winners of the Jesuit Communications Christmas Raffle were drawn on 6 December 2018.

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    Happiness in service

    Fr Chris Gleeson SJ

    Real joy comes from community, not from the rugged promotion of the individual.

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    Joy floats

    Fr Andrew Hamilton

    Unless we are like the experienced Pope Francis who is always speaking about joy, cajoling sourpusses and embracing people with the most evident happiness, it is hard to speak about joy.

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    Waiting for the Messiah

    Rosie Hoban. 10 November 2018

    A community comes together to perform a Nativity play.

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    Set an extra place – Polish Christmas

    Michele Frankeni. 10 November 2018

    In their Christmas celebrations, Australia’s Polish community have kept traditions from their homeland with a few southern hemisphere tweaks.

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    Joy in the presence of God

    Peggy Spencer. 10 November 2018

    Joy is different to happiness. Joy brings a deeper warmth and contentment to our hearts.

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    Tea – back in flavour

    Peta Yowie. 10 November 2018

    There’s comfort in the ritual of brewing tea – the preparation, the waiting and then the first glorious sip.

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    Open dialogue

    Brendan Nicholls

    Let us not limit our conversation those who agree with us, but open ourselves to others with honesty, fearlessness and without judgment.

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    Living gratefully

    Fr Chris Gleeson

    A cornerstone of Ignatian spirituality is gratitude and the more time we spend in being thankful, the more we realise what we have to be thankful for.

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    Community matters

    Michele Frankeni

    A number of programs help migrants adjust to their new country, including a conversational English program run by the Jesuit Community College.

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    A feminine church needs women

    Beth Doherty

    A Church that values its women is not one that papers over the cracks but one that has mended the cracks to become something of great beauty.

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    The joy of stories

    Gillian Bouras

    While there is a richness to a spoken culture, it is culture that has severe limitations.

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