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Memories of a beloved teacher

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OUR memories are selective. We know so very little about how the computer that is our brain functions.  Why does one memory get stored and not others?  Why does it surface just at specific moments of our lives from somewhere deep inside? My school days were happy days. I remember Year 3 in particular.  Our teacher was Miss Arthur.  In ... Read More »

God’s love leads to new path for Deacon Cavicchiolo

Deacon Mark Cavicchiolo

I WAS born in 1968 in Canberra to loving parents, my siblings and I all went through the Catholic schooling system.   I had a happy childhood and through a love of fishing and the outdoors I gained an appreciation of God’s creation – however, without thinking about God.   Although I received the sacraments while at school I never ... Read More »

Faber tapping a rich tradition

Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

SPONSORED BY FABER CENTRE OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality has just completed 10 years in Brisbane. Faber is named after St Peter Faber (1506-46), one of the first companions of St Ignatius at the University of Paris (1528-34) and the first among them to be ordained a priest. The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality under its ... Read More »

Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey

Harvest Journeys

SPONSORED BY HARVEST JOURNEYS A PILGRIMAGE journey can lift the heart, evoke emotions that are beyond words, give us peace that “the world cannot give” (John 14:27).   “Whether it’s immersing in the healing waters of Lourdes, ‘praying with your feet’ along the Camino de Santiago, joining with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, touching the rock of Calvary ... Read More »

Chapel for Mary MacKillop oasis of tranquility in Sydney

Mary MacKillop Chapel

SPONSORED BY MARY MACKILLOP PLACE MARY MacKillop Place is first and foremost a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage. The chapel, built in honour of St Mary MacKillop was blessed and opened on January 19, 1914.  On January 28 of that year, Mary’s remains were transferred from Sydney’s Gore Hill Cemetery to the chapel where she rests today. People come ... Read More »

Find God in the mountains

The Archer Mountain

SPONSORED BY THE ARCHER MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THE Archer Mountain Community is a community of people comprised of Christian Brothers and lay people, some of whom live on the property and others who gather each month for spiritual nourishment and visioning of the community’s outreach and mission in our world.  The community is set within the beautiful Stanley River Valley, bordered ... Read More »

Had a rough week? Gather your thoughts at Mercy Place

Mercy place

SPONSORED BY MERCY PLACE SITUATED in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha and bounded by Brisbane Forest Park, Mercy Place provides a peaceful setting that is perfect for conferences or reflection days where environment is a number-one consideration. The venue features three air-conditioned conference rooms which can hold up to 150 people, courtyard facilities (perfect for breakout areas), affordable on-site accommodation ... Read More »

Find God amidst the Aussie bushland

St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre

SPONSORED BY ST MARY’S TOWERS RETREAT CENTRE ST Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, set on 500ha of natural bushland, provides a peaceful environment with a supportive, praying community for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. The centre offers a range of creative retreats to nurture prayer and provide insight into the rich Christian tradition of meditation and biblical wisdom, as ... Read More »

A place of prayer and blessings in Brisbane’s own backyard

Santa Teresa Ormiston

SPONSORED BY SANTA TERESA SPIRITUALITY CENTRE SANTA Teresa Spirituality Centre has hosted nine Pilgrims Days during the Year of Mercy for parish groups and individuals to come away and spend a day in quiet reflection and prayer. After an initial welcome, prayer and orientation session, pilgrims are given a wide range of activities and resources that can be used to ... Read More »

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