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Hospital annual charity day will boost next stage of growth, expansion of specialised care

St Vincent's Raceday

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane is on the homestretch to host a spectacular fundraising event on Saturday, November 5 at Doomben Racecourse.  The hospital is raising funds for the next stage of its growth and expansion. Inspired by the increasing need for highly specialised care, St Vincent’s Brisbane is planning two new hospital wings that will offer an additional 21 ... Read More »

Education changes lives

uni

MY great-great-grandfather was a wheelwright, his son was a wool mill worker, his son was a cook, my father was a journalist and I became the Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University (ACU). Why is it that I am now a professor of law and a vice-chancellor, when my Irish immigrant, Gaelic-speaking great-great-grandfather could not read or write? The answer is ... Read More »

Josephite Sister praises agency serving Australia’s Aboriginal

Murri Ministry

SPONSORED BY CATHOLIC FOUNDATION FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE JOSEPHITE Sister Kay McPadden has walked with local Aboriginal people for most of her religious life.  Recounting one unforgettable story, Sr Kay can sum up the joy of working for Murri Ministry – a Centacare Pastoral Ministry that services about 7000 Murri people in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  “Two sisters came ... Read More »

Faber tapping a rich tradition

Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

SPONSORED BY FABER CENTRE OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality has just completed 10 years in Brisbane. Faber is named after St Peter Faber (1506-46), one of the first companions of St Ignatius at the University of Paris (1528-34) and the first among them to be ordained a priest. The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality under its ... Read More »

Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey

Harvest Journeys

SPONSORED BY HARVEST JOURNEYS A PILGRIMAGE journey can lift the heart, evoke emotions that are beyond words, give us peace that “the world cannot give” (John 14:27).   “Whether it’s immersing in the healing waters of Lourdes, ‘praying with your feet’ along the Camino de Santiago, joining with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, touching the rock of Calvary ... Read More »

Chapel for Mary MacKillop oasis of tranquility in Sydney

Mary MacKillop Chapel

SPONSORED BY MARY MACKILLOP PLACE MARY MacKillop Place is first and foremost a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage. The chapel, built in honour of St Mary MacKillop was blessed and opened on January 19, 1914.  On January 28 of that year, Mary’s remains were transferred from Sydney’s Gore Hill Cemetery to the chapel where she rests today. People come ... Read More »

Find God in the mountains

The Archer Mountain

SPONSORED BY THE ARCHER MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THE Archer Mountain Community is a community of people comprised of Christian Brothers and lay people, some of whom live on the property and others who gather each month for spiritual nourishment and visioning of the community’s outreach and mission in our world.  The community is set within the beautiful Stanley River Valley, bordered ... Read More »

Had a rough week? Gather your thoughts at Mercy Place

Mercy place

SPONSORED BY MERCY PLACE SITUATED in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha and bounded by Brisbane Forest Park, Mercy Place provides a peaceful setting that is perfect for conferences or reflection days where environment is a number-one consideration. The venue features three air-conditioned conference rooms which can hold up to 150 people, courtyard facilities (perfect for breakout areas), affordable on-site accommodation ... Read More »

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