Archive for October, 2014

30, Oct

Anne celebrated her Golden Jubilee with a joyful con-celebrated Mass at Crowley Village on Saturday September 20th with Sisters, family and friends who later joined her for dinner. Anne’s father, Bill was present and made history by being the first parent to be present at a Golden Jubilee. Anne spent the first twenty years of […]

28, Oct

Sr Suzanne Gentle, Co-ordinator of Centacare Community Connections Cannon Hill in Brisbane, tells of Centacare’s support for refugees. “One of our programmes, ‘Welcome Circles’  offers support, education, practical assistance and advocacy to refugees and asylum seekers..  By offering a safe and peaceful environment men and women can meet other people, learn new skills, speak to […]

27, Oct

Alexandra Miller (together with Presentation Sisters Elsa Muttathu, Helen Martinez, Margaret Mary Mooney and Jancy Selvaraj) is currently volunteering with the International Presentation Association Non-Government Organisation at the United Nations in New York. The months of September and October are a busy time at the United Nations and in only three weeks since her arrival, […]

23, Oct

The UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was on the 17th of October. In recent years, Australia has recognised the week leading up to this day as Anti-Poverty Week. This year two reports have been released revealing the large number of people in Australia who live in poverty, unable to access what most […]

22, Oct

Kathy Mokaraka from Perth, Western Australia was one of the three Indigenous women sponsored by The International Presentation Association to attend the United Nation’s first World Conference of Indigenous People at the United Nations in New York. Kathy: “I arrived in New York on the 19th September 2014 about the same time the other two […]

21, Oct

Alexandra Miller, ex-student from St Rita’s College Brisbane is currently in New York assisting Sr Elsa Muttahu in her work at the United Nations. Alexandra was thrilled to be accepted as a volunteer for two months from mid-September to mid-November 2104. Alexandra reports from New York, “My time at the UN has gotten off to […]