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Katie Spain / The Southern Cross

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Katie Spain / The Southern Cross

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People Sr Caterina Curth, Friar John Paul Tsatsoulas and Fr Friar Antonio Maria Farrugia with a koala during a trip to Australia. People

Finding calm within the storm

When Hurricane Ida tore through Southern Louisiana on August 29 2021, it destroyed almost everything in its path. Among the team providing disaster relief were the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary, USA (also known as Poor Friars and Poor Nuns). Leading the way was US-based Fr Friar Antonio Maria Farrugia, a former Adelaide graphic designer-turned priest.

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