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Nuns protest Myanmar military coup

CATHOLIC nuns, priests and laypeople have joined protests in Buddhist-majority Myanmar following the coup on February 1. Hundreds of Catholics, including dozens of nuns, marched on the streets of Yangon on February 14,  and recited prayers and the rosary. Youths held placards reading “Free Aung San Suu Kyi” and “We support CDM,” the latter referring to the civil disobedience movement. ... Read More »

My journey on a convent crawl

Convent crawl

THE first question I ever asked a religious sister was, “What kind of face-wash do you use?”  I was 14, and flabbergasted that anyone could look so luminous without make-up.  The sister in question laughingly responded that a bar of soap was the sole product of her skin-care regime.  Every nun I’ve met has looked at least 10 years younger ... Read More »

Considering vocations

Huge crowds at youth and vocations expo

YOUNG Catholics hitting a wall with their life vocation fired questions at priests and nuns outside St Stephen’s Cathedral last week. More than 200 young people wandered through the Youth and Vocations Expo, run by St Stephen’s Young Adult Ministry and Vocation Brisbane on Sunday, August 2. The annual event marked the beginning of National Vocations Week, held this year ... Read More »

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