2018

  Art Guide - December 2018

Dec 03, 2018
The Adoration of the Shepherds, (oil on canvas, c.1650) by Murillo, Bartolome Esteban (1618-82)
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  Columban Trip to China 2018 - Report

Dec 03, 2018
For twelve days twenty-three pilgrims entered into the world where Bishop Galvin and his young priests began the Mission of St Columban 100 years ago.
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  A new Columban Century and a new Columban priest in Fiji

Nov 28, 2018
The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of St Columban’s day, 2018.
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  Advent Resource - Pathways: Hope for the Journey

Nov 22, 2018
A free online resource to celebrate the liturgical seasons of Advent in the spirit of the encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si’. It helps us search for God’s presence, revealed over millennia in nature, cultures and people seeking wisdom.
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  Pilgrimage to China: Celebrating 100 years of Mission

Nov 21, 2018
Ray Lowe reflects about the recent trip to China with a party of 27 pilgrims (including guides and tour leaders). The trip was organised by the Columbans as part of the centenary celebrations.
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  One-hundred years of emulating Saint Columban’s tenet as ‘pilgrims for Christ’

Nov 12, 2018
The Perth Missionary Society of St Columban celebrated its centenary to a full Como Parish congregation on 3 November
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  Asia Bibi freed from jail

Nov 09, 2018
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been released from prison.
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  Art Guide - November 2018

Nov 07, 2018
Giving of the Keys to St. Peter, from the Sistine Chapel (fresco, 1481) by Perugino, Pietro (c.1445-1523)
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  The feast of all Saints

Nov 01, 2018
November 1 is marked annually in the Catholic liturgical calendar as a day to remember and venerate saints from around the world and throughout history– not only those known and canonised, but also all unknown as well.
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  Catholic 'school' a game-changer for Pakistani men

Oct 26, 2018
"The CCAE's goal is to help academically talented but disadvantaged young Catholic men attain high academic grades, obtain a tertiary education and gain admittance to university," said Columban Fr Robert McCulloch, the director of the centre.
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  World Mission Sunday - Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all

Oct 21, 2018
Celebrated on the penultimate Sunday in October, World Mission Sunday is our chance to show solidarity to our family in faith in Australia and overseas.
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  Will the Bishops listen, will anything change?

Sep 21, 2018
Criticising bishops is a Catholic sport. It doesn’t require entrance fees or any special equipment. We have been enjoying it for decades.
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  Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare

Aug 30, 2018
Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare. But occasionally these nightmares can be opportunities to experience the goodness of people here.
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  The Assumption of Mary

Aug 15, 2018
In short, the salvific effect of the resurrection and ascension of Christ comes home to the life of faith through the assumption of Mary. Not to recognise this would leave the theology of the ascension of Christ without its most personal effect.
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  Reflection - Mary MacKillop - Advocate for the poor

Aug 08, 2018
On the Feast day of St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, her mission to the poor is very much alive in our world.
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  A woman of great faith

Aug 03, 2018
The big must each week was family Mass on Sundays and when the violent winds and lashing rains came during the typhoon season, we were all to pray for the safety of our fragile little hut.
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  Columban Calendar Art Guide August 2018

Aug 02, 2018
The Assumption of the Virgin and the Saints Julian and Miniato (1449-50, reproduction reverses original direction) by Andrea del Castagno ca.1421-1457)
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  Kiwi columbans celebrate the centenary

Jul 30, 2018
St Columbans Mission Society in New Zealand celebrated the Centenary Mass on the 27 July 2018
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  A refreshing and inspiring Pope - Intro to the new book 'Pope Francis' Inspiring Vision 2'

Jul 23, 2018
Pope Francis invites us to live with uncertainty, without clear answers. He is not afraid of open discussion. This book contains ten reflections on what might be involved.
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  Our Lady Help of Christians Feast Day - Why Mary is our patron?

May 24, 2018
The infant Church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary. In those early and mostly priestless days, it was largely the Rosary that kept the faith alive. Catholic Australia remained faithful to Mary...
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