“The nuns taught me to value celebration” IMAGE Aurora Magazine

“The nuns taught me to value celebration”

December 06, 2017 Comments Suzanne Gabrielle

A former boarder at St Mary’s Dominican Convent, Maitland, reflects fondly, despite a challenging childhood, on the legacy of the Sisters.

 

Sikhs believe that the Supreme Creator is within each one IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Sikhs believe that the Supreme Creator is within each one

December 06, 2017 Comments Amarjit Singh Chawla

The word ‘Sikh’ means a learner or disciple and ‘Guru’ means enlightener, a teacher-prophet. The Sikh faith was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) and his divine torch was carried by nine gurus who followed him. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th successor, who left for heavenly abode in 1708, gave Sikhs a unique, indisputable and distinct identity − unshorn hair covered with a turban.

It’s starting to feel like home IMAGE Aurora Magazine

It’s starting to feel like home

December 06, 2017 Comments Trish Bogan

Earlier this year my husband, Paul, and I moved from a small country parish to a larger parish with far greater numbers in the community. After initial trepidation and the passage of time, we are feeling more settled.  

Would you like to reduce spending, waste, accumulation and stress? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Would you like to reduce spending, waste, accumulation and stress?

December 06, 2017 Comments John Hayes

Then read on! Local environmentalists John and Rosie Hayes’ practical suggestions are good for us all and good for our earth.

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Embrace the spirit of giving with a Caritas Global Gift

December 06, 2017 Comments Nicole Clements

The Christmas period can be a stressful time of searching for the perfect present, yet many of those gifts are unwanted. When most of us have more than we need, an unwanted gift represents a significant waste and serves as a profound symbol of the wealth gap between western countries and those living in poverty.

The Captain Class: who’s captaining your team? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The Captain Class: who’s captaining your team?

December 06, 2017 Comments Rick McCosker

Former Test cricketer Rick McCosker applies some sporting criteria to his ‘team captain’.

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62) IMAGE Aurora Magazine

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62)

December 06, 2017 Comments Fiona Basile

In late 2015, I decided to take myself away to the Mediterranean island of Malta to stay with a Jesuit community in Mosta, a village in the centre of the island. There, I took time to enter into a 30-day silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola with the assistance of a spiritual director.  

Supporting those who grieve at Christmas time IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Supporting those who grieve at Christmas time

December 06, 2017 Comments Jennie Nolan

Family Ministry Co-ordinator, Jennie Nolan, issues a reminder that the festive season is not festive for all.

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