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Transported across the centuries at the feast day festival at the Baptistery of St John in Florence, Italy

On a recent journey to Italy, photojournalist Alan Edgecomb visited the Baptistery of St John, Florence, or the Battistero di San Giovanni. He shares his thoughts on the remarkable historical splendour. I did not know anything about a Baptistery until I arrived in Florence and discovered the elaborate sacred space called – a baptistery. These were built near a cathedral ... Read More »

Three Saints celebration kindles faith, family and Italian culture in a colourful Brisbane festival

FAITH in God, family tradition and community spirit coloured this year’s Three Saints Brisbane gathering, traditionally held on the first Sunday in May in Lutwyche parish. An estimated 2000 people attended the May 5 celebration honouring God’s power through the intercession of brothers Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino, martyred for the faith in Sicily, Italy, in 253AD.  Three Saints Brisbane committee ... Read More »

Music festivals have nothing on the splendour of World Youth Day

  WHILE some of us are reminiscing on the recent Splendour in the Grass festival last weekend, Brisbane Catholics are revving up for the biggest Catholic youth festival in the world, World Youth Day Panama. This year marks 10 years since Aussies welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on our shores for World Youth Day in Sydney. Like the experience of young ... Read More »

Festival fun at Mitchelton school

Festival fun at Mitchelton school

STUDENTS and staff at Our Lady of Dolours Primary School have gone a little mad after raising more than $20,000 at their annual school festival on September 14. The Make a Difference Festival (MAD) attracted around 800 people from the wider Mitchelton community, including Queensland premier Campbell Newman. The school’s Parents and Friends Association organised the event, which included multiple ... Read More »

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