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St Monica's, Epping pilgrims reflect on Rome

St Monica's, Epping pilgrims reflect on Rome

Friday 29 October 2010 Three St Monica's, Epping students and one staff member were among the thousands of pilgrims in Rome for the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Paul Heywood was part of the student group sent by the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne and Nellie Wilson and Theresa Chamoun further represented St Monica's with Deputy Principal Amorina Chirico. Here, the students reflect on their incredible experience.

Newman College celebrates patron's beatification

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By Father Bill Uren SJ

On Sunday 19 September at Cofton Park in Birmingham, Pope Benedict XVI presided at the Mass for the beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman. Despite the inclement weather, a crowd in excess of 60,000 attended the ceremony, and they heard the Pope speak of Newman’s international and enduring significance as a philosopher, theologian, homilist and literary figure, and of his own personal acquaintance with the writings and the spirit of the Cardinal.

A caring practice evolves at Villa Maria

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Since Villa Maria was established as the Catholic Braille Writers’ Association in 1907, it has delivered pastoral care to thousands of people. Maureen O’Sullivan is one of Villa Maria’s two dedicated pastoral-care coordinators who offer this support to residents, their families and Villa Maria staff, regardless of their religious backgrounds or spiritual beliefs.

Melissa Ohden: a message of hope and healing

Melissa Ohden Friday 29 October 2010

In 1977 Melissa Ohden survived a failed saline infusion abortion and was born after approximately six months gestation. Despite initial concerns about her future, Melissa has not only survived but thrived. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a wife, mother and founder of  For Olivia's Sake, an organisation which seeks to peacefully raise awareness of the intergenerational impact of abortion on men, women, children, families and communities. Melissa was in Melbourne in September as part of a three-week Australian tour, during which she shared her incredible story with over 2,000 people. Melissa recently spoke to Kairos about her message of hope and healing.

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