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Voitre’s artwork a gift to God

For Czech-born sculptor Voitre Marek, creating artworks and items that fill so many local Catholic churches and schools today was how he could best serve God. Now, 22 years after his death, the Art Gallery of South Australia is preparing to honour his talent with an exhibition.

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Giving those in need a hand

Most Wednesday mornings will see Gerry McCarthy and Pat Patience out and about in their neighbourhood, visiting men, women, families – young and old – who need a ‘hand up’ to get back on their feet.

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Faith-filled poetry

Former Jesuit and Catholic school teacher John Kelly has used his retirement to pursue a life-long interest in poetry and will this month launch his latest collection A Schoolbag Full.

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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.