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A long road from Ireland to Ottoway

Not many Catholics receive two papal blessings in their lifetime but there is no doubt that Esther Jordan has been a blessing to the Australian Church since leaving her family behind in Ireland as a 16-year-old girl to join the Presentation Sisters in Geraldton, WA.

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Passing on the faith

Sister Cecilia Nguyen’s own faith was nurtured under the dark cloud of Communism and has survived war, displacement and resettlement in a foreign land. But when the gentle 72-year-old Dominican Sister speaks of her 50 years as a vowed Religious, it is her role in passing on the faith to Vietnamese children and young people that is uppermost in her mind.

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Empty pews and crowded hospitals

Saint Ignatius’ College old scholar Fr Stephen Howe, a priest with the Legionaries of Christ, has been serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York over the past 12 months. This is an edited version of an article on his ministry published by Regnum Christi.

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Marcos loving the game of life

Sitting in the Buenos Aires airport about to fly to Moscow in 2018, soccer star Marcos Flores was a broken man. He had just received the call no child wants – his beloved father Hugo had died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 62.

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A love of learning and life

Late last year the Sisters of Mercy in Adelaide lost two very beloved members of their community. Sister Anne Waugh died in the Mary Potter Hospice on November 16 and Sister Kathleen Preece died at Bucklands on December 21. Both Sisters spent most of their lives involved in education and had long associations with St Aloysius College.

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Caritas helps Solomon Islands school overcome water shortages

Caritas Australia is encouraging Australians to ‘Be More’ as part of its Project Compassion Lenten Appeal which supports vulnerable communities around the world. Money raised from the appeal will help people like Margret, 39, who is a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands.

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Jamila’s positive outlook thanks to Caritas

The annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal is now underway in parishes and schools throughout the Adelaide Archdiocese, with funds raised helping to support people in need such as single mother Jamila, who lives in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.