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Michaela Hillam

HOW does a woman know she’s being abused? That’s a question Michaela Hillam has been asking formore than eight years. While she’s known for being the Ignite Conference project officer and working as the marketing officer for Christian Supplies, Michaela is also a prolific writer and aspiring author. The 24 year old recently finished the draft of her first book, ... Read More »

Accepting the call to serve God’s plan

Accepting the call to serve God's plan

 “I HOPE I’m not called to be a priest.” Brisbane seminarian Josh Whitehead, 32, thought this twice in his twenties as a young man growing up in New Zealand. No doubt he was not the first young man with a priestly vocation to think this way. Good-looking and physically fit, he was enjoying life to the full. Why complicate things ... Read More »

Angus’ faith renewed at WYD Rio

LATE on Sunday, July 21, Angus Jones walked beneath a clear Rio de Janeiro sky that governed an unusually quiet Copacabana beach. Angus sunk his feet in the soft, white sand, gazing up at the roaring sea. Excitement rushed over him as he saw the brilliant white cross, placed squarely above the large stage sitting at the head of the beach. ... Read More »

Retiring legend’s life full of giving

Centacare retirement celebration

WOODRIDGE’S Patrick Crilly has not lost his soft Irish lilt even though he arrived in Australia nearly 50 years ago.Neither has he lost his love for the Church nor supporting the vulnerable in his role as senior field officer for Home Assist Secure Services for some 18 years.Yet the Derry City native proved to be retiring in both senses of ... Read More »

Faith blessing for the Creede clan

Faith blessing for the Creede clan

GOD does not call every person to a religious vocation, but for the Creede family, it must have been “in the blood”. There were eight children in the Creede family – Aina, Thérèse, Moira, Breidha, Bernadette, Thomas, Peter, and William. Incredibly, all eight entered religious life. Fr William Creede, 85, is the only family member still alive, and still going ... Read More »

A new home for Grace

Canada – home to the world’s largest shopping centre, maple syrup, Niagara Falls, and it will be home to Darra-Jindalee parishioner Grace Rutty. Grace shared with EMILIE NG how God led her to the Great White North.  FOR more than a year, Grace Rutty had toyed with the romantic notion of moving to Canada and enjoying a white Christmas, something ... Read More »

Giving time to help the poor

STEVE Portas can remember when he was a boy the family's evening meal would sometimes be interrupted by a phone call, and his father would disappear for an hour or two.

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Justice for the world

BRIGIDA Corte-Real learnt throughout her education at Indooroopilly's Brigidine College about the importance of social justice and equality for the less fortunate.

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