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Anniversary History Religious Orders

Brigidine Sisters ‘had something of the explorer about them’

The Brigidine Sisters are celebrating 140 years as educators and pioneers in the rural town of Coonamble, New South Wales. Source: ABC News. 


Pope praises Julian of Norwich as example of faith and service

Although she died centuries ago, the English mystic Julian of Norwich continues to remind people of the importance of “faith in God’s loving providence and holiness of life expressed in generous service to our brothers and sisters in need”, Pope Francis has said in a message. Source: NCR Online.

Anniversary Religious Orders

Salesians welcome international leader to Australia during centenary year

The international head of the Salesians of Don Bosco has wrapped up an eight-day trip to Australia with a visit to Salesian College in Sunbury, Victoria, which is home to the motherhouse of the order in Australia.

Anniversary Middle East

Church ‘never abandoned its people’ during Iraq war

On the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of war in Iraq, the then-apostolic nuncio to the nation recalls his time in Baghdad, where St John Paul II had sent him as a messenger of peace. Source: Vatican News.

Anniversary In The Dioceses

Corpus Christi College celebrates its centenary

Corpus Christi College, the regional seminary of Victoria and Tasmania, will this weekend mark 100 years of forming and training priests to serve the people of God. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Anniversary Pope Francis

For my anniversary I would like the gift of peace: Pope

Pope Francis marked his 10th anniversary as pope yesterday with a private Mass with cardinals and an appearance on what Vatican News has dubbed a “popecast”. Source: CNA.

Anniversary Pope Francis

Francis marks 10th anniversary in Chair of Peter

On March 13, 2013, the world’s cardinals went to the ends of the earth to elect a successor to St Peter who would become the first pope from outside Europe. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Anniversary Eastern Rite

Maronites launch Golden Jubilee celebrations 

The Maronite Eparchy of Australia launched its Golden Jubilee year celebrations on the feast of its spiritual father, St Maroun.

Anniversary Research

Researchers get to work on history of Young Christian Workers movement

To mark the forthcoming centenary of the foundation of the Young Christian Workers movement in Belgium, the Australian Cardijn Institute is launching a project to record the history of the movement in Australia and the Oceania region.