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EACH MONTH, MARGARET Walker,
teacher at St Paul's Booragul, will
review a website that you may like to visit.
Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency
for International Aid and Development,
works with local communities across
Asia, Africa, Latin America and within
Indigenous Australia to assist with
disaster relief, alleviate poverty, encourage
social change and self sufficiency, and
change attitudes in Australia. Its mission,
to create a “world that God desires to be
just and compassionate” is transparent
and evident through text, photos,
individual stories on YouTube, powerpoint
presentations, interactive maps and blogs.
Caritas Australia’s current annual
fundraiser, Project Compassion, runs
for six weeks prior to Easter. The theme
for 2011, “par tner with us to make a
difference”, has a weekly focus stor y with
school, parish and community resources
easily available. There is also detailed
information about ongoing projects and
ways for individuals to take action to
create a better future for all.
THIS COMPILATION IS published by the
Council for Australian Catholic Women.
It emerged from an invitation to Catholic
women throughout Australia to share their
personal prayers and reflections.
Bishop Michael Malone said at the
launch of the book in Canberra, “I have
been a par t of the Council for a number
of years now, and more and more, I find
myself indebted to these women for the
spiritual resources that they so generously
share with the church. This book is just
another example of this sharing and I
highly recommend it to ever yone, women
Local contributors Loretto Lynch of
Tenambit and Carmel Scruton of
Warabrook join women from all over
Australia in the pages of a collection that
is personal, varied, contemporary and
If you wish to purchase a copy of this book,
an order form can be sought from
or by phoning Patricia (02) 4932 5601.
The recommended retail price is $7.00
(plus postage and handling).
A Compilation of
Prayers and Reflections
by Catholic Women
helps people help
of race, religion or
RICHARD COOTES OF Catholic Mission, recently
returned from holidaying in Europe, writes,
“Imagine my surprise in seeing not one,
but two, French mademoiselles perusing the
pages of Aurora.
Who would have thought that alongside Le Monde,
boulevardiers parisiennes can pick up a copy of
Aurora from their newsstands?!”
If you have a photograph that you would like to be
considered for Aurora on tour, please clearly mark
them with a return address and contact details.
Digital photos sent on disc or emailed must be high
POSTAL PO Box 756 Newcastle 2300
Aurora on tour
We give thanks for the harvest of
the hear t’s work;
Seeds of faith planted with faith;
Love nurtured by love;
Courage strengthened by courage.
We give thanks for the fruits of the
The bitter and the sweet;
For that which has grown in adversity
And for that which has flourished in
warmth and grace;
For the radiance of the spirit in autumn
And for that which must now fade
We are blessed and give thanks.
Michael Leunig Common Prayer Collection
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