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45 people saved from tornado's fury in hallway of Texas church 45 people saved from tornado's fury in hallway of Texas church

45 people saved from tornado's fury in hallway of Texas church

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
 
In the insurance world, extreme weather events such as tornadoes are often referred to as ‘acts of God.’ But in the small Texas town of Emory, about 50 miles northwest of Tyler and 70 miles east of Dallas, some 45 people are considering it an act of God that they survived a twister that took out all of their church except for the hallway in which they were huddled.

Still trying, thanks to helping hands

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Media and Communications Office
 
Every month, the St Vincent de Paul Society runs a Social Justice in the City lecture where during lunch time, a guest speaker discusses their experience in various social justice contexts. Today’s guest speaker was Sharon ‘Shazi’ Sheppard, a former recipient of help from St Vincent de Paul Society in the Drouin Conference in Gippsland.
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