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Growing Minds Inspiring Readers

September 03, 2023 Georgia Kirkland

Education is not just about memorising facts and figures; it is also about nurturing creativity and fostering a student’s innate curiosity and imagination. Growing students’ minds through creativity plays a pivotal role in shaping well-rounded individuals, empowering them to express themselves, think critically, and approach problem-solving with an open mind.

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John’s journey from escaping war to graduating university

September 03, 2023 Elizabeth Symington

For regular readers of Aurora, John Sandy is a name you will likely recognise. And it’s for good reason too – his story is worth thousands of words; one article would never be enough to capture it. We share his latest milestone below.

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Celebrating the momentous legacy: 140 years of the Sisters of St Joseph at Lochinvar

September 03, 2023 MICHELLE MCGRANAHAN

140 years ago, four courageous young Sisters of St Joseph embarked on a momentous journey from Perthville near Bathurst to Lochinvar. Traveling by train, boat and horse-drawn carriage, they had a noble mission – to bring a quality Catholic education to children living in the remote parts of the Diocese, thereby nurturing their Catholic faith and opening doors for a better quality of life.

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Lights shining brightly

September 03, 2023 Christina Hutchinson

World Youth Day (WYD) is a global event, bringing together millions of young people from all over the world to celebrate their faith with the Pope. It is a Pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, and an expression of the universal church.

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Listen, Learn, Love

September 03, 2023 Kellie O'Sullivan

For more than 80 years, the Australian Catholic Bishops have recognised Social Justice Sunday by releasing a statement aimed at fostering Catholic Social Teaching and inspiring the Catholic community to engage with contemporary social, economic, and ecological issues.

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A joyful pilgrimage experience

September 03, 2023 Bishop Michael Kennedy

You might be surprised to learn that one of my happiest and enduring memories from our recent Diocesan World Youth Day pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to Portugal is of our group of 44 young Catholics playing games, singing, and dancing together by the pool with childlike joy and enthusiasm on our final afternoon and evening together before beginning the long journey home.

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Who does the caring?

September 03, 2023 Sean Scanlon

I recently read an article (Why We Shouldn’t Lose Faith in Organized Religion) which was a discussion between New York Times writer Tish Harrison Warren (an Anglican priest) and Eboo Patel. Patel, a Muslim American, is seeking to improve America’s democracy through cooperation across religious differences. I recommend the article to you but thought that the points they make were worth sharing in our local context.

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Thriving against the odds: how one Cambodian village is overcoming challenges

July 25, 2023 Caritas Australia

Salin lives in rural Cambodia, where nearly a third of the population lacks access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

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