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She turns fifty: The Golden Jubilee of Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish, Bayswater

Thursday 19 January 2017

Condensed from ‘Our Labour Our Love’ by Trish Adrichem
 
The Golden Jubilee of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish kicked-off with a Concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass last Sunday, 15 January. It was attended by a lot of parishioners and visitors. A morning tea was followed in the Church Narthex. The golden jubilee will be concluded around the same time next year.

Ulf and Birgitta Ekman, the ‘happy Catholics’

Thursday 19 January 2017

Words and photos by Fiona Basile

If you had asked Ulf Ekman 15 years ago whether he would ever consider becoming a Catholic, the answer would have been a very strong ‘No way!’ At that time he was the congregational leader of a non-denominational Charismatic megachurch in Uppsala, Sweden, called Word of Life, which he and his wife Birgitta founded in the 80s. Since that time, they have dedicated their life to spreading the gospel, as far afield as the Middle East, Russia, India and China. 
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