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.
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.
With the great foresight of Bishop Bill Wright and the wisdom and guidance of our Missionary of Mercy, Fr Richard Shortall sj, Gresford Parish has personally experienced Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy first hand.
When a couple falls in love, the decision to marry in the Church is not taken lightly. It is a sacrament where they pledge their love to each other and God. During the wedding ceremony, the couple promises that their vow will keep them together “until death do us part”. But few could possibly realise on that day that their years together would last a remarkable 70 years.