Edition: Summer 2020 21 Pilgrimage

The walk of a lifetime

3 November 2020 TH

Miesje Blumer first considered a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago half a century ago, after a suggestion from her parish priest. But it wasn’t until she was 70 years old that she decided to finally embark on the journey – travelling the distance on her own. One of our young writers speaks to her about her experience.

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Pulling back the veil

2 November 2020 TH

Conor Ashleigh’s passion for social justice led him around the globe. Then he discovered photography as a powerful way of sharing the experiences of those he encountered.

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Paulie and the punk rock nuns

2 November 2020

Punk rocker Paulie Stewart has lived a wild life. But he says it’s his friends, Timorese nuns who dedicate their lives to caring for disabled children, who are the real rule breakers.

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Playlist: Journeying to God

2 November 2020 TH

Two movies and a book consider the different ways we travel when journeying to God. 

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Quiz: Saintly conversions

2 November 2020 TH

How well do you know the lives of the saints and when they converted to Christianity? Take our quiz to find out.

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A letter to Simone Weil

2 November 2020 TH

Simone Weil is just the person to talk to during this challenging time of pandemic.

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News

2 November 2020 TH

News items including the Caritas Australia Pepertual Trophy winner, World Mission Month and a call for economic recovery to focus on the disadvantaged.

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A student’s environment is their castle: The fight to save the world from coal

2 November 2020 TH

It sounds like the plot of a really great movie: an 85-year-old nun, and eight teenagers take the government to court to fight for the environment and save the world. But fortunately, this story is reality, not fiction.

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Pilgrim's progress

2 November 2020 TH

The lessons of pilgrim life can also be helpful in navigating the ups and downs of our daily lives.

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The cave: from isolation to solitude

2 November 2020 TH

COVID-19 has forced us all to retreat into a time of isolation. But it doesn’t have to be endured alone.

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An ecological Exodus

2 November 2020 TH

Were the Biblical plagues of Egypt a result of a natural catastrophe? Whether or not that’s the case, it’s a timely reminder of our fragile place in the world and our duty to care for creation.

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The world’s holy places from home

2 November 2020 TH

Being confined to your home state because of coronavirus is no reason why you can’t make a pilgrimage to some of the most beautiful cathedrals and holy places in the world.

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