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Gratitude is the most powerful meditation of a lifetime

Jesus said, “Were not all ten made clean? Where are the other nine?” – Luke 17:17 WE all have those moments when things often go unnoticed or unappreciated because we think they’re either insignificant or we take them for granted. We forget to express gratitude, or we simply allow the opportunity for thanks to pass by. That is especially true ... Read More »

I was crippled with endometriosis for 12 years. This women’s health science changed my life

Sally Hood before endometriosis surgery

SINCE Emma Watkins opened up about living with endometriosis on Australian Story in 2018, more Australian women have shared about their painful existence with the disease. Last month, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a report showing one in nine women in Australia is diagnosed with endometriosis by the time they turn 40. Sally Hood, a mother of one ... Read More »

Silence and contemplation have an umbilical cord to the pain of the world

AUNTIE Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr is an elder of the Aboriginal peoples of the Daly River region in the Northern Territory. Her people use the term “Dadirri” to speak about inner deep listening and quiet, still awareness.  When you meet Miriam-Rose you are immediately touched by her serenity, her deep peace. One of the great gifts of our Catholic faith tradition is ... Read More »

Vinnies has served the poor in Queensland for 125 years. Here are their top volunteers

THE St Vincent de Paul Society recognised five long-serving Vincentians for their valued contributions at local, state, national and international level at a dinner commemorating 125 years of the organisation in Queensland. The award winners were John Forrest, Jeremiah McAuliffe, Robert Leach, Ron Sullivan and posthumously Brian Moore, who had all been members of the society ranging from 28 to ... Read More »

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