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Students’ artwork takes Ripley centre stage

St Mary's student artwork

ARTWORK by students at St Mary’s College, Ipswich, took centre stage at the official opening of stage one of Ripley Town Centre. During the Main Street Festival to mark the town centre opening the students’ art, which was transformed by ColourChiefs creative workshop in Brisbane into life-size steel silhouettes, was unveiled. Eight St Mary’s students had their names engraved on ... Read More »

Goodna parish priest Fr Roger Burns retires from ‘best job in the world’

Fr Roger Burns

THIRTY years ago British migrant Fr Roger Burns never would have dreamed about retiring in Australia let alone as a Catholic priest. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England’s north, Fr Burns had tried out a career as a shipyard engineer and then a teacher before being swept into a completely different vocation. “For seven years I ran away from the possibility ... Read More »

Ipswich school’s fundraiser raises $1500 for the homeless

Rosies fundraiser

ROSIES’ ability to help the homeless in Ipswich has been boosted thanks to the generosity of St Mary’s School. The school community raised more than $1500 for the volunteer charity that helps feed people living on the streets of Ipswich. The Student Social Justice Group worked together to organise the fundraising, with Rosies – Friends on the Street as the ... Read More »

How a Rockhampton girl took theology to Rome

Tracey Rowland

AUSTRALIA’S most successful female theology export credits her flourishing career to a Mercy Sister who threatened to haunt her beyond the grave.  Professor Tracey Rowland, dean and permanent fellow at Australia’s own pontifical institute in Melbourne, received her tutelage under the Mercy Sisters in Ipswich and Rockhampton. Despite being “so often in trouble” with the sisters at St Mary’s College, ... Read More »

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