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    Bread, broken for you

    Staff. 10 March 2017

    On the final day of his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2014, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Upper Room—the Cenacle—in Jerusalem. In his homily he referred to the power of the gift Jesus left us through the Eucharist

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    Soul Matters

    Chris Gleeson SJ. 10 March 2017

    As I pen this from Hong Kong on the last day of October, the feast day of famous Jesuit brother, St Alphonsus Rodriguez, I realise that I am not only a long way from home but also a substantial time from the publication of this Autumn edition

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    The Bread of Life

    Staff. 10 March 2017

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    Our Community of Prayer - June, July, August

    Staff. 10 March 2017

    The Pope's prayer intentions, calendar of saints and reflections on the liturgical readings for each day of the month. Click here to visit the website

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    Nostalgia and memory

    David Braithwaite. 10 March 2017

    The process of memory is such a complex field of human existence that it is difficult to know where to begin in trying to grasp its conceptual slipperiness. And yet it is hard to find a more basic element in our lives than they way the past is present to us in the here and now

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    Lion and flowers

    Peter Steele sj. 10 March 2017

    n Melbourne, in Carlton’s Lygon Street, come across the usual run of urban resources: the restaurants, the supermarket, the butchers and bakers and candlestick-makers. And if you did this some time late in 2003, you might have noticed, on the narrow divider in the middle of Lygon Street, a very simple fountain, which, several days running, had fresh flowers in its bowl.

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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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