Archive for the ‘Queensland News’ Category

28, Jan

FOR the past 10 years, Mary O’Brien has been opening the doors of her historic Ballina home as a way of raising money for the less fortunate. The 82-year-old was named Ballina Shire’s Citizen of the Year, at the Australia Day celebrations in Lennox Heads. Mary, who also was a founding volunteer at the Ballina […]

21, Nov

There is a time…

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Manly, as Community House, Novitiate, Spirituality Centre with its adjoining Nagle House for our elderly sisters, has held a sacred space in the lives of our Queensland Sisters and many others who spent some time embraced by the beauty of its environment overlooking Moreton Bay.   It is with a sense of gratitude and ‘right timing’ […]

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, […]

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 […]

20, Oct

Presentation Sister Peggy Dolan turned the big 100 on October 6. The Emmaus Nursing Home resident, known for her love of fashion, celebrated with mass and morning tea with friends. “I’m actually 115,” she joked as a fuss was made over the milestone. The Presentation Sister was born in Claremorris, Ireland, and moved to Australia […]