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Luke Thomsen’s learnt from the best Teacher

Luke Thomsen

LUKE Thomsen repeated his wish over in his head: “Make me the best teacher I could possibly be”.  The boy from Mackay was a long way from home.  He had climbed up to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia while on World Youth Day 2011 in Spain to see the Black Madonna statue. He had been told it was ... Read More »

This 93-year-old dynamo is still busy with God’s ‘housekeeping’

NINETY-three-year-old Dorothy Russell landed in hospital after a fall at home recently, and her parish felt the pain. With Dorothy laid up and the parish priest away, there was no-one to open the church for Mass on Saturday. That was the first sign of how much the Darra-Jindalee parish, in Brisbane’s west, relies on Dorothy. And it soon dawned on ... Read More »

November is a reminder of our true citizenship as Christians – heaven

November is a spectacular month for the Church. We begin by venerating all the saints – the Church Triumphant. We immediately follow that celebration by beginning to pray for all departed souls – the Church Penitent. Given that these feasts follow immediately after one another, it might be an idea for those of us who are here in the Church ... Read More »

Young Kamilaroi woman Shaunah Downton wants to end post-natal depression among her people

SHAUNAH Downton isn’t your average graduating senior.  The 18-year-old was awarded early entry to study midwifery at Australian Catholic University, Banyo, following a school-based traineeship with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. From the Kamilaroi people in Mungindi, overlapping NSW and Queensland borders but with a NSW postcode, Shaunah was named Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the ... Read More »

From guiding planes to guiding the dying, St Francis is Larry Cox’s role model

LARRY Cox has helped air travellers to safe landings at busy airports and sat as a guide at the bedside of hospital patients on the toughest journeys of their lives. When he retired as manager of the communications centre and flight watch area at Brisbane Airport more than 20 years ago, he launched into something completely different. He became a ... Read More »

How one experience at a nightclub brought Jonathan Hohl back to Christ

A NEW Year’s Eve in the nightclubs of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley was enough for Jonathan Hohl to do something the next day that would change his life. He went to Mass. It’s not something that he was used to doing but he felt compelled to go on that day, and he’s been going every Sunday since. That was three years ... Read More »

You can only know the answer to ‘Who am I’ by discovering who God is

St John Vianney

OUR society seems to be going through an identity crisis. When it comes to the questions that shape our lives – “Who am I?”, “What am I doing here?” –  many people have come to the conclusion that the answer is either too difficult to discover or too hard to accept. And so, instead, we have started making it up. ... Read More »

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