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Pilgrims encouraged by Pontiff’s words and humble faith to uphold their Catholic identity

IN the heart of Panama City the beautiful Nuestra Senora del Carmen church was packed with young Australians celebrating morning prayer. Just by chance Bishop Michael McKenna of Bathurst, one of several Australian bishops in Panama for World Youth Day, passed the church and agreed to introduce prayers to about 250 visiting youth from Australia. Bishop McKenna’s message was strong ... Read More »

Pilgrims journeying across the world to discover a new place deep inside themselves

FOUR Cairns Catholic Education women have trekked their way to Panama to celebrate World Youth Day 2019. Catholic primary school teachers Jenai Stone, Natalie Jensen and Kara Martin set off with CCE identity and outreach director Sharon O’Keeffe to engage and explore their faith. Ms O’Keeffe said in a reflection that it had been a blessed journey so far. “While ... Read More »

Aussie pilgrims flying flag of faith on the way into Panama World Youth Day 2019

AUSTRALIAN flags worn as capes, temporarily tattooed on arms and cheeks, and others held high above the crowds marked the entrance of the green-and-gold pilgrims into Panama City for World Youth Day 2019. An estimated 1000 Australian Catholics journeyed in faith to Panama for the five day event held from January 22 to 27. They joined hundreds of thousands of ... Read More »

Pilgrims from Rockhampton feel spiritually ‘woke’ after walking in the footsteps of Jesus

THIRTY-one pilgrims, including Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy, found themselves humbled and spiritually reawakened walking the roads Jesus walked. Fr Noel Milner, who has worked with parishes from Brisbane to Blackall, led the group with Bishop McCarthy to the Holy Land. “It is always a great spiritual privilege to go on pilgrimage – to walk where Jesus walked, as they say,” ... Read More »

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