27 Mar 2019

Project Compassion: Peter’s Story

Peter is thrilled to now have clean water on tap at his boarding school. Long walks to unsafe water sources were tiring for Peter, who is living with a disability. With more free time and fewer illnesses caused by dirty water, Peter can fulfil his hope of focusing on his studies, providing him with brighter […]

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26 Mar 2019

Overcoming Fear of Commitment (Vocations)

Allergic to commitment? Fear of committing can stop us in our tracks and leave us stagnant in our journey of life. Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP speaks on why so many young people today are allergic to commitment. “You are made to give your heart to someone, to something.” Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP REFLECT1. Which […]

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25 Mar 2019

Saying Yes to God (podcast)

The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the most important feasts in the Church Calendar. It celebrates the moment when the angel Gabriel declared to Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. It celebrates the actual Incarnation of Our Saviour — the Word made flesh in the womb of His […]

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24 Mar 2019

3rd Sunday: The Fruitless Fig

Our Faith is like the fig tree … when life gets difficult we can’t just give up on our Faith like the Orchard owner. We need to be patient and we need to take care of our spiritual life, through the Sacraments, prayer and scripture, in order for our Faith to be fruitful. REFLECT1. What […]

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23 Mar 2019

Extraordinary Women: Sisters in Rwanda

Hello, I’m Sister Cecilia. I live in Rwanda, a beautiful country in the heart of Africa. Since I was a child, I dreamt of taking care of elderly people, the loneliest and most forgotten. God called me to do this job in the congregation of Pallottine Missionary Sisters. Some of them are so old and […]

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22 Mar 2019

Why do we fast during Lent?

Why do we fast and give something up for 40 days? Chocolate, games, social media, coffee – what’s the point of giving any of these things up? REFLECT 1. How am I going with the penance I’ve chosen for Lent – things I’ve given up or taken up? 2. Have I chosen something challenging enough […]

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21 Mar 2019

Love Them Both

We are all called to care for every member of our society regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or any other external characteristic. Unborn babies are the most vulnerable of us all. They don’t have a voice and all too often their lives are cut drastically short through abortion. One in four of our generation […]

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20 Mar 2019

Project Compassion: Tati’s Story

Tati lives in the remote forest of West Kalimantan. She is a mother of three who was earning an income working in a local rubber plantation. Since taking part in eco-tourism training with Caritas Australia and its partners, Tati can now afford to send her children to school. With new hope and commitment Tati aspires […]

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19 Mar 2019

Saint Joseph: A model for work

On the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, we reflect upon the life of this great Saint, the foster father of Jesus. Saint Joseph is a quiet example. He shows how we work is a way we to love God. In the midst of our different work situations, we can grow in maturity and love more […]

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18 Mar 2019

St Patrick’s Breastplate: A Prayer of Protection

According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote this prayer in 433 A.D. for Divine Protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity (the term breastplate refers to a piece of armour worn in battle) . Listen to the prayer with this video and reflect on each section. Christ with […]

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