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Brisbane centurion celebrates her birthday with friends, family and a surprise papal blessing

GRACE Quane celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and her fellow Yeronga parishioners – and a surprise blessing from Pope Francis. Yeronga parish priest Carmelites of Mary of Immaculate Father Josekutty Vadakkel and members of the parish community organised and presented Mrs Quane with a papal blessing for her 100th birthday. “It was a beautiful occasion from the ... Read More »

Stanthorpe man who turned 100 last year immortalised in larger-than-life mural

Angelo Vialente

FOR a larger-than-life mural to be created in the main street of a resident’s hometown is a rarity and privilege. When Angelo Valiante first viewed his esteemed depiction, just a stone’s throw from Stanthorpe’s main street, the centenarian revealed the humour for which he’s well known. “Now they’ll paint the queen next to me,” his daughters Lina Scalora and Nina ... Read More »

Father of Townsville diocese administrator wished for a Mass on his 100th birthday

Colin Lowcock

COLIN Lowcock’s wish for his 100th birthday was to celebrate Mass with his family and friends – and that’s just what he did. His son Fr Mick Lowcock, who is Townsville diocese’s administrator, celebrated Mass, and Colin’s other three children – Janice Weaver, Colleen Lowcock and Mercy Sister Mary Lowcock – were there, along with Janice’s four children and grandchild. ... Read More »

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