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Brisbane Oratory rejoices over canonisation of St John Henry Newman

THE life of newly declared St John Henry Newman holds a special significance for one Brisbane congregation – the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. Among the throng at the canonisation ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Square last Sunday was Brisbane Oratory’s Italian-speaking Fr Scot Armstrong.  He was selected to witness the event on behalf of his congregation, while others celebrated the ... Read More »

Sister from Eileen O’Connor’s order ‘nudged’ Church to advance her cause for sainthood

Eileen O'Connor and Theresa McLaughlin

THE former congregational leader for Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor possibly “nudged” the Holy See to consider her foundress, Sydney woman Eileen O’Connor, as Australia’s next saint. Miss O’Connor, who founded Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, or the Brown Nurses, in 1913, was given formal recognition as a candidate for sainthood after receiving the title of Servant of ... Read More »

Vulnerable Catholic, woman of mercy

Venerable Catherine McAuley

OVER the centuries many women and men have been remarkable witnesses to God’s mercy. Because of their faith in God, their untiring, preferential commitment to God’s most vulnerable ones, and their courage in the face of cruel, uninformed criticism, they continue to serve us as models of full-hearted Gospel living.  One such person is the Irish woman Catherine McAuley (1778-1841) ... Read More »

Missionary doctor regrets that she didn’t do enough

Mary Glowrey

SR Mary Glowrey was the world’s first missionary religious sister who was also a medical doctor. Born in 1887, in Birregurra, Victoria, Mary completed her secondary education in Melbourne, on a scholarship, matriculating at 14 years of age. She won an exhibition to the University of Melbourne and graduated in 1910 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.  ... Read More »

Stanthorpe people treasure their pioneer priest

THERE are no official steps for Fr Jerome Davadi to be the subject of consideration for sainthood but there are some people out Stanthorpe way who know what a special man he was. He was born in Montecarotto, in the Le Marche region of Italy, on April 26, 1845. Reseracher Ian Bonaccorso said the name on Fr Davdadi’s birth certificate ... Read More »

Caroline Chisholm’s practical faith

Caroline Chisolm

CAROLINE Chisholm was renowned during her life (1808-1877) as a most remarkable and praiseworthy person. Her charitable work and social reforms were based on a strong Christian faith. She was particularly motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan. Caroline and her husband Archibald had nine children, three of whom died in infancy. Two sons died as young adults. The ... Read More »

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