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Partnership between Brisbane and Nigeria growing in strength

International partnership

NIGERIAN Bishop Lucius Ugorji made his fifth pastoral visit to the Brisbane archdiocese to meet with his priests working here earlier this month.  Bishop Ugorji, from the Umuahia diocese in Nigeria, visited Brisbane to renew a commitment to send priests from his region to Australia. There are now 16 of his priests in Brisbane since signing a partnership commitment in ... Read More »

Josephites gather for milestone

Josephites

JOSEPHITES across Australia marked the order’s 150th anniversary in Masses throughout the country last week, with particular gratitude in Queensland.  Without the perseverance of the sisters in the early 1900s, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart may not have gathered in Brisbane on March 19 to celebrate a sesquicentenary at all. Sr Mary MacKillop and her sisters ... Read More »

‘Joseph’ was a sign for this Brisbane Josephite Sister

Sr Annette Arnold

FOR a young Annette Arnold growing up in Rockhampton in central Queensland, the name “Joseph” was to be key in the unfolding of her life. The eighth in a family of 10 children, she grew up in the cathedral parish of St Joseph. “The significance of that has not been lost on me – my grandfather was Joseph, my father James Joseph and ... Read More »

History preserved as Lismore cathedral revived

Lismore Cathedral

ST Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, has been restored, enhancing it as a spiritual sanctuary. Lismore Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett celebrated the re-opening and rededication at a Mass on February 22, with apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana in attendance. Bishop Jarrett said the rejuvenation of the cathedral was the culmination of a five-year plan to give the historic structure a makeover. “The ... Read More »

Josephites called to be the face of compassion in the world

Being mercy

IT is with gratitude in our hearts, that we the Sisters of St Joseph will celebrate this feast of St Joseph.   It will mark our 150th year of dedicated service to the Church and to our world.  On this day our hearts will be filled with joy as we remember that founding moment of our congregation. In 1891, the 25th ... Read More »

Iona’s Passion Play returns home for Easter

Iona Passion play

FOR more than 50 years the Iona passion play has travelled Australia, and this year the iconic Easter event is returning to its birthplace, Iona College. Founded by Oblate Fr Thomas Overall at Iona College in 1958, the play has been viewed by more than 500, 000 people Australia-wide. Organisers have brought the play back to Iona College on March ... Read More »

Brisbane mum of four with incurable cancer meets Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets The Cassady family

TERMINALLY ill mum Karen Cassady is facing the last few years of her life with supernatural joy after meeting Pope Francis in Rome. Mrs Cassady was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, an incurable disease that has left her with a one per cent chance of living another five years. Doctors have told her she will never be in remission, as at ... Read More »

Queensland faithful drawn to day of Eucharistic adoration

adoration

CHURCHES and confessionals across Queensland remained open for 24 hours to respond to Pope Francis’ call for the world to be “immersed in the mercy of God”. Brisbane archdiocesan parishes, including the communities of Kenmore; Redcliffe; Nambour; St Mary’s, South Brisbane; and Sandgate, opened their doors for adoration, communal prayer and Confession. Rockhampton diocese also organised a Eucharistic procession through ... Read More »

South Sudanese priest finds peace in Brisbane

Fr Stephen Kumyangi

  BRISBANE’S newest African priest is relieved to know his new Catholic home won’t be fleeing from any deadly conflict in the near future. South Sudanese priest Fr Stephen Kumyangi was among a group of 2000 Catholics from the Maridi parish who were forced to run from tribal communities targeting community leaders last year. “Right before I started to come here, ... Read More »

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