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Easter 2012

04 March 2012


Magazine

Following a desire to do more

05 March 2012 | Michele Gierck

Following a desire to do moreA couple's experience of volunteering overseas began with a 'niggling dissatisfaction' with life here in Australia.


Religious life today

05 March 2012 | Fatima Measham

Religious life today While the number of young people who are giving themselves to religious life has declined in recent years, those who have made the leap have little doubt that this is where they are supposed to be.


Our greatest happiness

05 March 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Our greatest happinessDiscovering what we should do with our lives means looking at the gifts we have, and how we are called to use them for others.


A modest 'yes' rewarded

05 March 2012 | Catherine Marshall

A modest yes rewardedA few years ago, while at Mass one Sunday, Peter Shakhovskoy couldn't help noticing the dearth of male parishioners. He realised there were three times as many females in attendance as males.


Landing in the net

05 March 2012 | Ashleigh Green

Landing in the netYoung people looking to discover their purpose in life can often find it by doing something that takes them away from their comfort zones. We talk to two young people who decided to spend a year with NET.


Brothers in arms

05 March 2012 | Liz Lillis

Brothers in armsAn immersion program is challenging young men to investigate the brotherhood and test drive the vocation in a practical way.


A vocation to god

05 March 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

A vocation to godWhen Jesus called people to follow him, they were asked to give up the worldly things they prized in order to give themselves fully to something far greater. Since that time, religious vocations have been about providing an example for society of what is truly meaningful in our lives.


Unguarded moments: Picking up the call

04 March 2012 | Ann Rennie

When we're doing what God wants us to do, we know it at the depths of our being.


Editorial: What is it that touches your heart?

04 March 2012 | Michael McVeigh

What is it that touches your heart? Earlier this year, the international leader of the Society of Jesus Fr Adolfo Nicolas was asked by a young Australian, 'What advice would you give to a young person trying to discern their career or occupational path, who has an interest in serving the poor, but does not necessarily want to dedicate their entire life to this service?'


A letter to: Charles Dickens

04 March 2012 | Michael McGirr

Dear Mr Dickens,
I am writing belatedly to wish you many happy returns for your two hundredth birthday and to thank you for all those wonderful books which have been part of my life since I was at school.


Do you have the X factor?

05 March 2012 | Michael McVeigh and Catherine Marshall

Do you have the x factor?While not all of us will be saints, we are all called to play a part in God's plan for the world. Try our quiz to see what sort of life you might be called to live.


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