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From the Class of ’86, Irena returns as a Star Woman From the Class of ’86, Irena returns as a Star Woman

From the Class of ’86, Irena returns as a Star Woman

Thursday 24 August 2017

Kris Johnstone, Past Students' Liaison Officer, Star of the Sea

The Star of the Sea College community was treated to an interesting and inspiring talk by Irena Zakarija-Grkovic (Class of 1986) in August. Irena spoke about her journey since leaving Star, through medical studies and working between Australia and Croatia. 

Irena worked as a GP before becoming a renowned breastfeeding specialist and embarking on doctoral studies in Croatia. 

Castlemaine: Our Lady’s parish, Our Lady’s priest

Monday 14 August 2017

Media and Communications Office

At the end of last year, a visitor to St Mary’s church in Castlemaine, in the goldfields region of central Victoria, approached parish priest Father Wahid Riad after Mass one Sunday.

‘Father,’ said the weekend tourist. ‘Do you always say a Hail Mary in the Mass?’

‘Sure do,’ replied Fr Riad.

‘Right, that’s it,’ effused the visitor. ‘I’m buying a house in Castlemaine.’

He did, and, to this day, is at every one of Fr Riad’s Sunday Masses.
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