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Marriage education

IMAGINE if the only time we serviced our cars was when they broke down. We could live like this but we don’t for obvious reasons. So why do we treat our marriages this way? In marriage, couples counselling is like roadside assistance for cars, critically important when needed but not always able to solve the problem. Success rates vary for ... Read More »

Thousands on Kyushu joined Church with St Francis Xavier

By Fr Joe Duffy TAKE me back again to Kyushu. Please. Kyushu is the southern most main island of the Japanese archipelago. The island is called “the land of fire and water”. It is remote, dramatic, off the beaten tourist track, different and welcoming. Thank you, Japan Holidays’ Tony Luxton. You got us to Kyushu just as the cherry trees ... Read More »

Marist Father to lead pilgrims on journey to India and Sri Lanka

MARIST Father Michael Whelan, from the Aquinas Academy, Sydney, along with Spice Odyssey Pty Ltd, is organising a pilgrimage “Journey in the Heart” to India and Sri Lanka for February 2015. The highlight of the pilgrimage is a four-night retreat at Saccidananda Ashram, Tiruchirappalli. Saccidananda Ashram – the Ashram of the Holy Trinity – was founded by two French monks, ... Read More »

A place of rest for the heart

STEEPED in the spirituality of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart,  “a spirituality of the heart”, St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre is set on 500ha of natural bushland that creates a relaxing, pastoral, peaceful, environment for prayer and reflection. The elegant sandstone buildings, surrounded by beautiful gardens, provide a homely environment for anyone seeking to relax and enjoy God in ... Read More »

Pilgrimage in your backyard

THE ancient use of labyrinths came about to provide an opportunity for a local pilgrimage, when journeys to the Holy Land or other sacred sites proved too costly or dangerous for people of old. While global travel makes it much easier to visit Palestine, Lourdes in France or undertake the Camino in Spain, you can still be a pilgrim in ... Read More »

Pilgrimage: A spiritual journey

“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history… To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who ... Read More »

The Ignite Conference 2014: Illuminate

THIS September Ignite Youth are once again hosting one of the largest and most dynamic Catholic youth events in the country – Ignite Conference 2014. This year’s theme “Illuminate” takes up the message of Ephesians 5:13 – “Everything that is illuminated becomes a light”. This theme highlights the truth that Christ is not only a light in the dark times ... Read More »

Youth musical extravaganza to rock Brisbane

THE dynamic sounds of Queensland’s finest youth musicians will be on show for all to appreciate at the 24th annual Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival. Hosted by Villanova College, the four-day music extravaganza will run from August 14-17, across six premier Coorparoo performance venues. “A collection of Catholic schools from across the nation will combine to celebrate musical ... Read More »

‘Being there’ for farmers in need

DOWNS & West Community Support (DWCS), a ministry of Sisters of Charity Community Care Ltd, was borne of drought but it has been in the wash-up of repeated flooding, drought, dust storms, migration of locusts and severe frosts that Sr Christine Henry’s work has truly proven heaven-sent. Her role, and that of her few volunteers, is to provide encouragement and ... Read More »

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