Food for the Soul at St Pats will follow the breakfast on the first Saturday of the month providing nourishment for the spirit. All Welcome
Open to your creative soul through a non-residential retreat in January at Our Lady of Dolour’s Parish Chatswood: 11-15 January 2021
Back in 2012, I facilitated at workshop for The Grail in response to the 2011-2012 Social Justice Statement “Building Bridges Not Wall: Prisons and the Justice System.” At the time I was a Prison Chaplain at a Remand Centre for 1000 men entering custody. The women from the Grail asked how they could support inmates, the work of the Chaplains and be builders of bridges not walls. And so, inspired by the Prison Journal Project of Sr Joan Chittister in the USA, the Prison Journal Project was born. To date we have given away 2,00 copies and sold another 2,000!
At Centennial Park in Sydney there is a wonderful Labyrinth. On the first Sunday of each month there is a community labyrinth walk facilitated by various people with interest and passion for labyrinths. Today I had the privilege of facilitating the walk.
n these days of pandemic there has been a lot of talk about mental ill health. The suicide statistics, Lifeline call numbers and the increase incidence of domestic violence are gross indicators that all is not well. Not surprising, given the urgency with which we have been commanded to “socially distance.” What an unfortunate choice of words! Yes, we do need to maintain physical distance from one another, particularly in public spaces and among gatherings of strangers to curb the transmission of COVID-19, but more than ever we need to socially connect.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “Edge”? In a general sense an edge is the extreme border or point of anything; the edge of a cliff, the edge of the table; the edge of cloth. An edge is particularly applied to the sharp border, the thin cutting extremity of...
I woke before the 4:45am alarm and that was a gift. I had the opportunity for some time of quiet before throwing on some clothes and getting in the car to leave home at 5:00am. It is the early start that is usually the most difficult part of the day but this morning I...
It is 2 years since I finished full-time paid employment. Many of you have followed alongside me through “Border Crossing” posts, as I took some sabbatical time for rest, renewal, and reorientation.
At times, no frequently, I as a white, middle class woman living in a comfortable apartment in Sydney, feel powerless.
Now so many around the world are grieving. Thousands have more than 20,000 have died from COVID 19 and there are nearly half a million cases of coronavirus.
My reflection on the occasion of my 60th Birthday Celebration held on Sunday 15 December in the presence of family and Friends at Little Bay, NSW, Australia.
The Blessings of Fallow Time – 12 Months from the Beginning of Sabbatical.