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The Voice from Assisi enchants audience The Voice from Assisi enchants audience

The Voice from Assisi enchants audience

Friday 10 December 2019

Communications Office
Friar Alessandro sang to a filled St Patrick’s on Saturday night enchanting the audience with a journey through the Advent story in Carols, Scripture, prayer and musical reflections. Born Alessandro Brustenghi, the Franciscan friar, now 41, has sung on stages and in Cathedrals throughout the world and is in Melbourne filling St Patrick’s with sublime music while promoting his fourth album. 

Strong, selfless love: The Alma Nuns of Timor Leste

Thursday 5 December 2019

Paulie Stewart, Jesuit Social Services
The 400 nuns in the order look after more than 3000 children in Timor-Leste and Indonesia. At their facility, the nuns run programs for children with high needs disabilities: blind children, deaf children, children with severe learning difficulties, children with cerebral palsy, children with autism and more. They also look after many children who have simply been abandoned by their parents. 

Universal Children’s Day

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Andrew Hamilton 

Universal Children’s Day invites us to encourage children in their commitment to shape a sustainable and just society and in their moral passion. They deserve mentoring and nurturing in their enthusiasms, not being put down with weary cynicism.