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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 »

University welcomes dogs, cat, and even alpacas for the annual Franciscan animal blessing

“EVERYONE loves animals,” Colleen Tracey said, holding her Maltese cross bichon frise dog Teddy at this year’s Australian Catholic University Brisbane campus animal blessing on September 12. Mrs Tracey, the Brisbane campus ministry staff pastoral associate, said animals had a way of bringing people together and knocking down barriers. “This is a celebration of the interconnectedness of all creation in ... Read More »

Friar urges respect and care for ‘God’s work of art’ at World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

WARNINGS about the environmental implications of people neglecting their spiritual and emotional sides have been issued by a Franciscan Friar during Mass for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Brisbane. Speaking at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Fr Paul Rout, an Australian priest who lectures in Franciscan Spirituality at the University of London, warned that an ... Read More »

Country pilgrim bringing a smaller version of the Camino to Ipswich

Ipswich pilgrims

PILGRIMAGE enthusiast Chrissie Turner is so hooked on the Camino, she’s bringing a version of the 1000-year-old popular walk to her home parish in Ipswich. Mrs Turner, who has been a member of the St Brigid’s Parish, Rosewood, since 1995, has completed dozens of pilgrimages and walks around the world, including the Australian Camino, which follows the footsteps of St ... Read More »

Rare event at St Mary’s

Dedication

CAPUCHIN Friars like South Brisbane parish priest Fr Lam Vu are known for their strict vow of poverty, so paying off parish debts would seem impossible. That was not the case for Fr Vu, who last week joined Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge for a rare ritual in St Mary’s church, South Brisbane, the consecration of the church and altar. “Churches ... Read More »

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