Even if you were not glued to the screen during this year’s Commonwealth Games, it’s unlikely you missed seeing the Australians who competed in the 10,000m women’s final. While no Australian won a medal, all three won hearts when they waited trackside to welcome Lesotho’s Lineo Chaka, the final athlete to finish the event.
The March edition of Aurora introduced experienced nurse from Maitland, Sue Bartlett, who was about to head to Kiribati on a two-year mission under the auspices of Palms Australia.
At that time Sue was, understandably, both excited and a little anxious as a new calling beckoned.
A few months in, Sue reports on her experience volunteering with the Kiribati Catholic Education Office to improve the health of local students.
My homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings included Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20.
My homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost (Year B) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings for today were Acts 2:1-11; Galatians 5:16-25; John 15:26-27, 16:12-15.
We would all acknowledge that our memories are very powerful; incredibly, years after an event, we can be transported back in time to a location or occasion, complete with a full depth of emotion.
Lauren Parker, whose highly-promising career as a triathlete took a decidedly different and unplanned path following an accident just over one year ago, was the guest speaker at a recent Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheon held at Fort Scratchley in Newcastle.
When staff of Calvary Mater Newcastle arrived at work in their pyjamas earlier this month, it was all for a good cause - it was part of the hospital’s recently launched campaign: #endPJparalysis. The goal of the campaign is to encourage hospital patients who are able to get up, get dressed and get moving, to do so.