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Blessing creatures great and small

animals

NEITHER Noah, nor his ark, was present on an overcast September 21, yet animals gathered two-by-two at Banyo’s Australian Catholic University campus for a blessing.  The annual event led, by Franciscan Father Harry Chan, acted as an early celebration of the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, which falls on October 4.  St Francis is recognised as the patron saint ... Read More »

Don’t major in minor things: A businessman’s key to success

businessman

AT the age of 30, I applied for a marketing position.  Nothing strange about that, except the newspaper advertisement stated that unless you were over 40 you would not have the maturity for the job and that therefore anyone under 40 need not bother to apply.  As on many other occasions in my life, my wife Pattie encouraged me to ... Read More »

Living with a touch of Viva La Vida

residential care

SPONSORED BY SOUTHERN CROSS CARE WORK continues to rapidly progress on the exciting new community that is “ParqueVista on Seville”.  ParqueVista continues to progress high above the treetops at Holland Park and will offer Viva La Vida. This exciting new development now under construction is on track for completion by May 2017.   Five levels of brilliant apartment living are ... Read More »

How I convinced my father to have his own funeral

funerals

SPONSORED BY NUDGEE CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM WHEN considering the type of funeral for yourself or a loved one it is important to understand the purpose of a funeral.   Some will express a wish for a Church service with a procession to the cemetery or crematorium, perhaps a Church service with no attendance at the Cemetery or Crematorium, or either ... Read More »

Don’t feel like cooking? Try a little Tender Loving Cuisine

Tender Loving Cusine

SPONSORED BY TENDER LOVING CUISINE IN a world where the production and distribution of healthy food is becoming challenging, Tender Loving Cuisine has excelled as a popular and respected food delivery services along the east coast of Australia. Tender Loving Cuisine’s “road to success”, a spokesperson said was the fact “small, proud and successful businesses are the backbone of our ... Read More »

Could this be Kedron’s best kept secret for over-65s?

kedron

SPONSORED BY DELAMORE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WARM smiles and good friends are what makes Delamore special; that and an ideal location in the heart of Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Set in the beautiful grounds of Delamore House in Kedron, it is a boutique retirement community for the over-65s.  “The gracious community centre, located in Delamore House, is the hub for meeting, dining, ... Read More »

Hospital annual charity day will boost next stage of growth, expansion of specialised care

St Vincent's Raceday

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane is on the homestretch to host a spectacular fundraising event on Saturday, November 5 at Doomben Racecourse.  The hospital is raising funds for the next stage of its growth and expansion. Inspired by the increasing need for highly specialised care, St Vincent’s Brisbane is planning two new hospital wings that will offer an additional 21 ... Read More »

Finding silence in the secular setting

Silence in the secular

SATURDAY-morning breakfast writing club was the closest encounter I have had to a “religious experience” at university.  What made this so special was not what people said, rather, what they did not say – four hours spent with people respecting each others’ silence.  The purpose of the silence was for each individual to contribute, albeit in a small, possibly miniscule ... Read More »

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