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Prayer helps Fr Rob Galea deal with depression, anxiety, and stress

TWO days before, he was in America and it’s a reasonable guess where he’ll be this time next year. The Maltese-born priest, who’s called Australia home since 2007, hit the evangelisation ground running, now engaged with an estimated 1.6 million people across the globe per year.  His podcast listeners and YouTube subscribers could well tip that figure to hundreds of ... Read More »

‘I fell in love with Mary poking Jesus in the back’: Meet Hayden Kennedy, a full-time sacristan

POLISHING chalices, lighting candles, organising vestments for priests are all part of a regular day for Hayden Kennedy but that’s not all he does. Hayden is a full-time sacristan at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. At 24, he’s young for the role although he’s not the youngest on the cathedral’s team of sacristans. Another three young men on the team ... Read More »

This couple voluntarily lived in the slums of India for 14 years

TWO young people, fresh out of uni, meet in Brisbane, fall in love, get married and set off for India with wild dreams of making the world a better place. A couple of decades on, they’re back in Brisbane – older, greyer, but as passionate as ever about their dreams. Cathy and Mark Delaney have a different story in married ... Read More »

Singing of God’s goodness – Order of Australia recipient Carmela Bozzi humbled by the accolade

OVERCOME by a “handsome young man from Australia” in 1977, in her hometown of Bitonto, Bari, on the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy, Carmela Bozzi awaited her God-given destiny.  God’s plans were magnified recently with her reception of an Order of Australia Medal “for services to the Italian community” of Brisbane.  It’s not the accolade Carmela wishes to highlight however, ... Read More »

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