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Lent – the heart of it all

Monday 12 February 2018

Cathy Jenkins, Director, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation Melbourne

The last time Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day collided was in 1945. I’m not sure if Valentine’s Day was recognised then, but it is certainly a celebration that has captured the imagination of many in the contemporary world. There are heart-shaped chocolates in the shops, florists are anticipating a busy day and in the Catholic world, preparations are underway for a day of fast and abstinence as we move into Lent.

Our Lady of Sion College celebrates 90 years

Friday 9 February 2018

Media and Communications Office with Our Lady of Sion College 
This morning St Patrick's Cathedral was filled with students from the Our Lady of Sion College in Box Hill to celebrate the College's 90th anniversary. The College was first established in 1928 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion to respond to the needs of the children and Catholic families of the Box Hill and surrounding areas, and the College has worked tirelessly in the last 90 years to continue the vision they had in those humble beginnings—the desire to provide an excellent education grounded in faith for generations of young women.

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