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History repeats...

More than 150 years ago a small group of Irish settlers on Yorke Peninsula set about building a church for their growing community, culminating in the opening of St Francis of Assisi Church by Bishop Sheil on December 12 1869.

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A day to rejoice and be glad

Plenty of smiling faces, occasional tears of joy and an abundance of bright colours of Vietnamese national dress were the order of the day when 1600 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Church of Our Lady of the Boat People at Pooraka on September 29.

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Sr Nien revisits the source of her religious vocation

When Sr Nien Tran fled Communist Vietnam in April 1975 she thought she would never again see the members of her congregation – the Lovers of the Holy Cross Sisters. But she had a joyful reunion with six of the 12 Sisters with whom she took her first vows in 1968 when she recently attended her golden jubilee celebration in Ho Chi Minh City.