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Brisbane artist guided by higher power travelling to Rome to see her work in the Vatican

Antoinette Wijeyakulasuriya

WHEN Brisbane artist Antoinette Wijeyakulasuriya starts to paint she knows in her “minds eye” exactly how the finished artwork will look. “The Holy Spirit is guiding me, and that is the joy of it,” Mrs Wijeyakulasuriya said from her home studio where she produces exquisite oil paintings that range from naturalistic landscapes to portraits and abstracts. Her acclaimed work, Holy ... Read More »

Fr Vince Hobbs’ mysterious call to the priesthood

Fr Vince Hobbs

“MYSTERY” is the one word to describe the two big things to happen in the life of Fr Vince Hobbs – priesthood and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. That’s the word Fr Vince would use anyway. When asked why he became a priest, the 83-year-old said: “That’s a mystery that you can’t give a total answer to, because it’s a matter ... Read More »

Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Opening Event

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane invites you to our Opening Event for 2018 with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the CCR Brisbane Centre, 688 Nudgee Rd, Northgate on Sat 10 Feb from 9.30am – 1.30pm. ALL welcome. Bring and share lunch. Enquiries: Miriam (3202 6856) or email: secretary@ccrbrisbane.org.au for more details. Read More »

Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s Monthly Prayer Gathering

Gather in St Stephen’s Cathedral Chapel on Wednesday 7th February @10.45 am – 12.15 pm,  following the 10 am Mass.  All welcome.  Personal prayer ministry will be available. Join us for Praise & Worship in the city and for a friendly cuppa at the CWL Tea Rooms.  Enq. Maureen 0403002199, Helena 0405321901. Read More »

“The Spirit of Hope” Prayer Meeting

Join us for a Special Presentation “Christmas Impossibilities”, a Power Point presentation showing us that the Christmas story is intended to be our story. God can do something in and through you that is as much beyond anything we could do – as having a child was beyond Mary’s ability. God our Father is ever ready to break into the ... Read More »

How this 86-year-old priest went from being an atheist to evangelising the world

“HELLO, this is Jack,” Fr Jack Soulsby says in his rich, booming voice with an accent that likely springs from his Cornish beginnings. He’s answering the phone as he sits in hospital in Brisbane wracked with pain from illness that’s been with him for months. It’s his provincial Fr Bob Barber, of the Marist Fathers, on the line checking up ... Read More »

Australians invited to Rome for Catholic Charismatic Renewal 50th anniversary thank Pope Francis for ‘joy-filled’ gathering


AUSTRALIAN Catholics swept up in the grace of the Holy Spirit through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal finished a “joy filled” five-day pilgrimage to Rome for the movement’s 50th anniversary last week. Pope Francis welcomed more than 30,000 Catholics and a further 300 Evangelicals and Protestants to Rome to celebrate 50 years since the beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The ... Read More »

50,000 Catholic charismatics pray over Pope

Pope Francis with charismatics

MEETING more than 50,000 Catholic charismatics in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Pope Francis admitted he was not always comfortable with the way they prayed, but he knelt onstage as they prayed for him and over him by singing and speaking in tongues. “In the early years of the charismatic renewal in Buenos Aires, I did not have much love for charismatics,” ... Read More »

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