Reflections

Retail therapy alone cannot save us: A case for spiritual wellbeing

Thursday 8 October 2020

Joanna Waloszek 
 
Clearly there is a strong economic argument to be had with opening the retail and hospitality sector. However, one could make a similar argument with the economic benefit of supporting the wellbeing of our citizens. Sacred buildings, rites and rituals can and should also be allowed to operate in a COVID-safe way. Instead, we are so busy fighting death that we have deprived many the ability to observe their faith and inadvertently, the very practices that give their life meaning. 

Celebrating World Mission Month

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Catholic Mission 

October is recognised in the Catholic Church as World Mission Month, a time when Catholics all over the world join to support and celebrate global missionary work. Catholic Mission, as the Australian arm of the Pontifical Mission Societies, plays a vital role. 'What Catholic Mission and the international network of Pontifical Mission Societies can do, is to help some of the most vulnerable people in the world', says Catholic Mission Victorian Director, Kevin Meese. 'This year we focus on the essential work of priests, religious and lay missionaries in Cambodia, supporting people with disability and their families.'

A Saint in Times of Suffering: St Thérèse of Lisieux

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Communications Office
 
On 1 October we mark the feast day of Sister Thérèse of Lisieux. In 1890, at the age of 15, Thérèse Martin professed her solemn vows in the Carmelite Order. On that day she carried on her heart a letter to Jesus in which she had written: Let me be forgotten like Your little grain of sand, Jesus. May your will be done in me perfectly, and may I arrive at the place You have prepared for me.
 
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