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Edition 125 / June 2013
(rear to front) Maddison,
Ava and Amelia will
belong to the first
at Chisholm Catholic
courtesy of Priscilla
Scanlon. See page 5.
"Our people, our stories"
Do you make time to savour your life?
To sit in your garden, savouring prose or poetry or plants that
delight you? To taste, rather than just consume, the food you
eat? To take pleasure in your surroundings -- your home, your
neighbourhood, your region? To really listen to the soundtrack
of your life, rather than hear it as background music?
Sr Louise Gannon RSJ, diocesan Year of Grace Co-ordinator,
reflects on our "Seasons of Grace" page on the official
conclusion of the Year of Grace at Pentecost, which was
celebrated fifty days after Easter. While the Year of Grace has
drawn to a close, grace goes on, so the "Seasons of Grace"
page will continue. It has been well received and those who
have contributed have enjoyed the experience, I believe.
I think one of the gifts of the Year of Grace has been the
encouragement to savour the goodness in our lives, which
comes, Christians believe, from God. Some readers will be
open to the invitation to 'start afresh from Christ', but all can
accept the invitation to savour the goodness -- of people,
places and experiences.
This month Lifeline's Kate Munro addresses a confronting
subject: suicide prevention. Her writing, and her work, are
firmly grounded in her conviction that suicide is preventable.
I would appreciate hearing your responses.
Of course I'm happy to hear responses to any story or to
Aurora generally, and there is a place on the diocesan website
for Aurora correspondence: www.mn.catholic.org.au/aurora/
Do read Jesuit Michael Kelly's contribution. If you find his
words thought-provoking, you may like to meet him at a
diocesan event on 18 June. See pages 14 and 21 for more.
And to know more about the Jesuits (who claim Pope
Francis), read Margaret Walker's "Webcite" on page 22.
The adage 'don't judge a book by its cover' doesn't really
apply to magazines and a great deal of thought is invested in
each Aurora cover image. Sometimes a story or opinion piece
cries out for a particular image that is not easily sourced,
and then there is the dilemma of which story to highlight.
You might be surprised to know that sometimes the cover
photograph is taken very close to print date which can cause
some anxious moments! I hope this month's creative cover
image by talented photographer Priscilla Scanlon leads you to
turn to page 5.
Merri Rumble, a regular contributor to Taree's "The Parish
Paper", has written a sad but very uplifting story and I
requested permission to reprint it in Aurora. Please take the
time to read it and marvel at the courage and tenacity of Judy
Frost, Merri Rumble's sister.
TRACEY EDSTEIN -- Editor
New Catholic school
Director visits school
Beauty is Veritas
Seasons of grace
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