The opportunity to lead a brand new school doesn’t come along often but for Amanda Parslow, the recently appointed principal of McAuley Community School, it almost seems like it was her destiny, as JENNY BRINKWORTH discovered when she met her a few weeks into her new role.
Adelaide-raised scientist Professor Waltraud (Trudy) Kriven has spent most of her adult life in the United States, making a name for herself in the field of high tech ceramics. But she says her success would not have been possible without the invaluable life lessons from her parents and the Josephite Sisters.
The daughter of an agnostic poet, educated by Presbyterians, a hard-bitten secular journalist, SAMELA HARRIS asks how on earth did she end up in a world of gentle Roman Catholic Sisters working to make a museum for a saint?
Memories of worshipping in an army hut at Croydon, attending monthly dances in the school hall and romances with post-war immigrants were brought back to life when the elder stateswomen of Croydon Park parish reflected on the 50th anniversary of St Margaret Mary’s Church.
Ordained in his home town parish of Tailem Bend, Fr Jack Boog has served many country parishes as well as the Marriage Encounter movement in his 50 years of priesthood.
Pope Francis calls on us to care for our common home, to look after our Earth and its people. This message resonates daily with Alice Dunlop in her work at Catholic Education SA and her sustainability consultancy Little Earthies, as LINDY McNAMARA reports.
A roof over their heads, a welcoming face when they walk through the door after school, a healthy meal and a safe place to be – it doesn’t seem a lot to ask for but these simple things are helping to give young homeless people a chance in life, reports JENNY BRINKWORTH.
Sr Patricia Kenny rsm - Born: December 1 1926 | Died: August 27 2018
Fr Francis Joseph Perry MSC - Born: December 7 1940 | Died September 1 2018
When you’re soaring at 3000 feet with only a thin sheet of fibreglass between you and the beautiful green, rolling hills below, your own mortality understandably begins to invade your thoughts. But as LINDY McNAMARA discovered when she took to the air with glider pilot Father Michael Trainor, putting your life in someone else’s hands is a matter of faith and trust.
Bianca Cotton often wonders what may have happened in her life if she hadn’t accepted an invitation for a “cuppa and chat” with parishioners at Aberfoyle Park.