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New chapel dedicated to St Teresa of Calcutta to be built in Brisbane

Catholics gather around Mother Teresa statue at Marian Valley

MOTHER Teresa longed to be at the feet of the crucified Christ and that is exactly where a group of Brisbane Catholics have put the Albanian saint. A life-like statue of St Teresa of Kolkata, which shows how the saint prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, now sits at the foot of the crucifix in Marian Valley, a shrine operated by ... Read More »

Lessons from the man at the bus stop who wanted to end his life

Mother Teresa

WAITING for the 8.18pm bus in the CBD I was reading a novel when “Jack” approached me asking how long until the next bus, “Twenty-five minutes to go,” I said. “Ah, right,” he paused, then said, “sometimes it’s so hard to keep on going I feel like ending it (mentioning a suicide method).” In that moment I had a choice – keep on reading and pretend I hadn’t heard his last comment or actively listen. I ... Read More »

Port Macquarie’s Emmaus chapel renamed after new saint

Emmaus Chapel

RESIDENTS from Catholic Care of the Aged, a service of St Agnes’ Parish in Port Macquarie and the wider parish, gathered together for a saintly ceremony on October 4. The Mass was held on the occasion of re-naming the former Mother Teresa Chapel at Emmaus to the St Teresa of Kolkata Chapel, in honour of the recently canonised saint. In ... Read More »

Sainthood special for Mother Teresa School in Ormeau

AS Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint 19 years after her death, a tiny school community halfway across the world rejoiced.  The ceremony to proclaim the Nobel laureate, who is recognised globally for her work with poor people in the slums of Kolkata, India, drew 100,000 pilgrims from around the world to St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. But ... Read More »

Bishop drives 12 hours to be with sisters in first Australian house Mother Teresa opened

Bishop Columba and Sisters

MISSIONARIES of Charity Sisters living in the first Australian house Mother Teresa opened rejoiced when their local bishop made a 12-hour trip to celebrate Mass for the canonisation of their foundress. Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green drove more than 930km to offer a Mass for the three sisters looking after the first Australian house Mother Teresa opened in 1969. He had ... Read More »

Brisbane Albanians including honorary consul say Mother Teresa deserved sainthood


AUSTRALIA’S honorary consul for Albania has whole-heartedly described Mother Teresa as his own mother, a mother for Albanian and for all people, following her canonisation last Sunday. Dr Resmi Kamberaj was among hundreds of Catholics, including members of the Brisbane Albanian community and three of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters living in Brisbane, at a Mass for St Teresa of ... Read More »

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