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Hitched to a hiker – Love finds its way all around the world for Guida and Markus

A HITCH-hiker meets a missionary in the middle of a tropical island –and that’s the beginning of a beautiful love story. That love story was celebrated as one to last forever when the hitch-hiker from Finland and the missionary, whose Portuguese family hailed from Mozambique, were married at a little country church on the outskirts of Brisbane recently. The odds ... Read More »

Expectation about Christmas is something we should carry with us the whole year

SOMETIMES I feel that Advent may be the forgotten liturgical season. Lent has fasting, prayer and almsgiving; Easter exults with the joy of the resurrection; Christmas has so many gifts, baubles and decorations associated with it that to recount them would almost be redundant; and for the rest of the year we seem to readily respond to the whirligig of ... Read More »

Teacher Don Barrett retires at 89 – ‘My education was the discovery of my own ignorance’

WHEN Don Barrett retired recently, just short of his 89th birthday, he was Queensland’s oldest practising teacher. Mr Barrett’s distinguished academic vocation includes 34 years at the University of Queensland as an honorary associate professor and research consultant in Classics and Ancient History, and 22 years at Brisbane Grammar School where he taught Latin. His love affair with the Latin ... Read More »

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