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People

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.

People

From missionary medico to a contemplative life

A Vietnamese refugee who grew up in Adelaide, graduated from medicine in Melbourne and travelled the world helping the poor and vulnerable as a missionary doctor, has made her solemn vows as a Carmelite Sister in Launceston, Tasmania.

Opinion

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.