Notes on thought-full parenting IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Notes on thought-full parenting

August 02, 2017 Comments Helen Hayward

This is the story of how I went from being a determined young woman, focused on career, to being a devoted mother and writer. It tracks fifteen years of my journey from London to Melbourne to Hobart.

Now is the winter of our grief IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Now is the winter of our grief

August 02, 2017 Comments Jennie Nolan

On Christmas Eve, 1987, an event occurred that would change my life and my husband's life forever.

“Go and do something”: what ‘the Salvos’ believe and practise IMAGE Aurora Magazine

“Go and do something”: what ‘the Salvos’ believe and practise

August 02, 2017 Comments Stephen Oliver

“Go and do something!” This was the response of William Booth, co-founder with his wife, Catherine, of The Salvation Army to his eldest son, Bramwell, upon learning that men were sleeping out on the bridges of London. Bramwell duly went and did something:

 

“A wondrous portal”: the joy of reading IMAGE Aurora Magazine

“A wondrous portal”: the joy of reading

August 02, 2017 Comments Anne Gleeson

Great literature − “the best words in the best order” as Samuel Taylor Coleridge defined true poetry − has always been one of humankind’s richest resources for making sense of difficult experiences and living through painful times. With a little effort and attention, great poems, novels and drama can serve us all as “safe places” for reflection and de-stressing in the busyness of life, and as building blocks towards self-understanding and sharing of emotions.

Balancing health ministry and contemplation IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Balancing health ministry and contemplation

August 02, 2017 Comments Michelle Goh rsm

A story for National Vocations Awareness Week…

I joined the Sisters of Mercy (Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea) three and a half years ago when I made my first profession of religious vows.

Renewing pathways, growing hope IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Renewing pathways, growing hope

August 02, 2017 Comments Maryanne Kerrins

Towards the end of last year CatholicCare Hunter Manning took on a new project for women and children victims of Domestic Violence. 

From big city to bush and beach IMAGE Aurora Magazine

From big city to bush and beach

August 02, 2017 Comments Trish Bogan

Margaret McMahon is a woman of countless talents, from being a solicitor in Sydney to a dedicated and award-winning cattle farmer in the Dungog district. Now she’s an accomplished author as well. From tree change to sea change − it’s all been taken in stride, with the love and support of husband Gregan and their four children.

Grief Awareness Month: Understanding born of experience IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Grief Awareness Month: Understanding born of experience

August 02, 2017 Comments John Murray

Regular contributor John Murray shares a precious family story, one that surely has parallels in many families.

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