What sweeter music can we bring? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What sweeter music can we bring?

October 05, 2016 Comments Callum Close

For a thousand years, choirs have sung the praise of God − the vaulted walls of cathedrals and churches filled with echoing melodies older than the buildings themselves. The Delphic hymns of Ancient Greece date from 128 BCE, and are the earliest evidence of compositions for choirs − though perhaps, not for a choir we would immediately think of today.

The Trinity: do not pretend that you understand IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The Trinity: do not pretend that you understand

October 05, 2016 Comments Josephine Armour OP

There is a story that St Augustine was walking on the beach contemplating the mystery of the Trinity. Then he saw a boy in front of him who had dug a hole in the sand and was going out to the sea again and again and bringing some water to pour into the hole. St. Augustine asked him, “What are you doing?” “I’m going to pour the entire ocean into this hole.” “That is impossible, the whole ocean will not fit in the hole you have made” said St. Augustine. The boy replied, “And you cannot fit the Trinity in your tiny little brain.” The story concludes by saying that the boy vanished because St Augustine had been talking to an angel. (Volume 5 The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine).

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What is a Royal Commission?

October 05, 2016 Comments Nicola Arvidson

A Royal Commission is an inquiry directed by the Queen into any matter which relates to the “peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth (of Australia) or any public purpose or any power of the Commonwealth”.  The factsheet produced by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse describes a Royal Commission more simply as “a special investigation into a matter of great importance”. 

Is anxiety the disease of the 21st century, and what can we do about it? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Is anxiety the disease of the 21st century, and what can we do about it?

October 05, 2016 Comments Steve Zolezzi

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change, 
Courage to change the things I can, 
And wisdom to know the difference. 

Reinhold Niebuhr

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Cindy's had the time of her life

October 05, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Adorned in a white sequinned dress, lace shoes, flowers in her hair and a satin clutch to complete the look, Cindy Pritchard looked every bit the princess when she recently made her debut at the ‘Love Is in the Air’ Ball.

Mater Graduate Nurses gather for 70th reunion IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mater Graduate Nurses gather for 70th reunion

October 05, 2016 Comments Colleen Canny

This year the Mater Graduate Nurses will come together for their 70th annual reunion on Sunday 13 November.  It’s both surprising and gratifying to me that this event has continued for all these years.

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Signing in Together

October 05, 2016 Comments Trish Bogan

Anne Sheppard and Veronica McLoughlin did not meet until the beginning of this year, but they have quickly formed a close friendship, professionally and personally. Both grew up in loving family environments and followed the usual pattern: school, work, study, marriage and children.  But what makes them different is that Anne is profoundly deaf.  

 

Learning to pass on the skills of resilience IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Learning to pass on the skills of resilience

October 05, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  I am interested in learning ways to teach my seven-year-old daughter some resilience skills. She seems to become emotionally overwhelmed every time she is presented with a challenging situation or when she ‘loses’ in a game with us at home or at school. Sometimes she gives up trying because her emotions take over. I really want to teach her that it is okay not to be the best at everything, and also not to give up on something just because it feels too hard. Where do I start?

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