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    Founder of a place of healing

    Edmund Campion. 10 March 2017

    Dom Rosendo Salvado's community at New Norcia supported the local aboriginal community in numerous ways.

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    The secret ministry of frost

    Margaret-Mary Flynn. 10 March 2017

    Coleridge’s poem Frost at Midnight is one of my favourite poems, and I love the turning of the seasons that brings me to my battered old paperback each year to rediscover it

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    An Aboriginal voice crying in the wilderness

    Elizabeth Pike. 10 March 2017

    William Barak was born around 1824, becoming the last chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe. He was often called ‘King William’, or ‘Beruk’ (meaning white grub in a gum tree, and he belonged to the Wurundjeri-willam people. Their country lay along the Yarra and Plenty Rivers

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    What we all have in common

    Staff. 10 March 2017

    What we all have in commonNostra Aetate is the Vatican II Declaration on the Church’s Relationship to Non-Christian Religions (1965) was one of the most influential and celebrated documents issued by the Council

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    The sun is God'

    Michael McGirr. 10 March 2017

    ‘The sun is God’, artist J. M. W. Turner is said to have uttered on his deathbed. Whatever he might have meant by these words, they indicate the importance of colour and light in his work: he has been hailed the ‘painter of light’.

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    Mass for the fallen

    Rosie Hoban. 10 March 2017

    Most of us know composer Christopher Willcock. We may not be on speaking terms, but if you have been to Mass in the past three decades you are probably on singing terms with him

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    Singing the journey

    Rosie Hoban. 10 March 2017

    Merlyn Quaife started walking and didn’t stop for thirty-six days. She found a sense of peace and healing along the 800 kilometres of road stretching from France to Santiago in Spain and in small, often isolated places of worship in villages along the way. 

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    Tender moments

    Chris Gleeson SJ. 10 March 2017

    Our lives are full of tender moments. Recently, I was listening to our Province Treasurer and long-time school friend, Father Des Dwyer—better known as ‘Dialogue Des’—and I asked him about the health of one of our mutual school companions. 

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    To enter the extraordinary

    Staff. 10 March 2017

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    Our Community of Prayer - September, October, November

    Staff. 10 March 2017

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    Faith in the family

    Andrew Hamilton SJ. 10 March 2017

    The Synod on the Family, which may have begun and even concluded by the time you read this article, has caused a stir. Bishops have publicly differed about some topics to be discussed in it, priests have taken up petitions, and journalists wondered if it might divide the Church. If family life is a happy topic, the Synod has strangely put frowns on many faces. Why is this so?

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    Apostleship of prayer

    David Braithwaite SJ. 10 March 2017

    Pope Francis’ worldwide prayer networkThe Apostleship of Prayer receives monthly prayer intentions from the Pope and urges Christians throughout the world to unite in prayer for those intentions. Thus we all become part of an international Community of Prayer

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