I Call You Friends – Friendship with Jesus in Daily Life: Book Review IMAGE Aurora

I Call You Friends – Friendship with Jesus in Daily Life: Book Review

April 06, 2019 Brooke Robinson

 I Call You Friends is a collection of reflections on prayer, gathered over a lifetime of thinking and praying. Patrick O’Sullivan sj is clearly a man who has lived what he is writing about - and who has so much wisdom and encouragement for Catholics. 

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A new era of outdoor learning

April 06, 2019 Amy Theodore

As a school built ‘among the trees’ back in 1974, St James’ Primary School, Kotara South continues to encourage students to learn outdoors with the official opening of Stage One of the masterplan for new outdoor play spaces at the school.

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Celebrating 100 years of Catholic education in Gloucester

April 06, 2019 Amy Theodore

As part of the Catholic Schools Week celebrations, St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester commemorated 100 years since the arrival of the Sisters of St Joseph and the start of Catholic education in Gloucester.

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The role of robotics and coding in education

April 06, 2019 Amy Theodore

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull once declared coding to be as “fundamental as reading and writing’’ in modern Australia - so it is no surprise schools across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle have been increasing their focus on coding and robotics courses.

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Our Journey into Easter

April 06, 2019 Deacon Viane Perez

When asked to prepare a reflection for preparation for Easter the only phrase that kept coming into my mind was the question about the true value of our life.

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What Easter means to me

April 06, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

Year six students from St Peter’s Primary School in Stockton, along with their teacher Gemma Spradbrow, created the beautiful Easter themed display featured on our cover this month.

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Easter: The metamorphosis of life

April 06, 2019 Rosemary McAllister

When working in a community, you witness the Paschal Mystery on a daily basis in many shapes and forms.

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My journey to baptism

April 06, 2019 Aimee Shepherd

My RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) journey began last year when I made the decision to become baptised in the Catholic Church. I wasn’t raised in a religious household but I had always been searching for a deeper connection to God. I finally felt that I was ready to take this journey when I married my husband who was baptised in the Catholic Church as a baby.  

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Hope and Joy

April 15, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

We Australians are a sceptical lot. And for the most part I would say ‘Thank heavens for that’. We take the promises of politicians with very large doses of salt, distrust corporate leaders and have a keen ear for anything that sounds too good to be true. How, then, am I to speak about the most extraordinary ‘too good to be true’ story of all time?

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God’s light shines bright in Magdalene Award

April 15, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Lidy Waanders used to prefer keeping her good deeds quiet until she recalled the message of one of her favourite scripture passages – “don’t hide your light under a bushel when you are shining Christ’s light for others to see”.

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Fr Frank Brennan debunks myths

April 15, 2019 Todd Dagwell

"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you".

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Former classmates a great network

April 15, 2019 Brittany Gonzalez

Justin Hales’ success story began when nostalgia for the family holidays of his youth in Kurri Kurri drove him to create an Airbnb-style online disruptor for the caravan holiday market. The idea came to him after he decided that buying a caravan to relive his family holidays was not a viable option.

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