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May 31, 2018

Holding the Light for Others

What could a lay woman from the 12th century possibly have in common with a lay woman in 2018?

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February 2, 2018

Long Term Guests

After much thought, discussion and prayer over a long period of time, on the eve the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple on 2nd February, we celebrated a new chapter in our long history...

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June 23, 2017

Call For Papers: Thomas Merton Symposium 2018

THOMAS MERTON SYMPOSIUM 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS : How does Merton’s legacy remain relevant today?

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June 3, 2017

Janice Boddice was clothed in the Monastic Habit

On 3 June, the Eve of Pentecost, Janice Boddice was clothed in our monastic habit. Janice entered our community on 31 May 2016 coming to us from Queensland.

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June 1, 2017

Welcome Tasha!

It was with great joy that we welcomed Tasha Grigor as the newest member of our community at the beginning of June. Tasha’s two brothers Andrew and Hayden, accompanied her to the Abbey, just to make sure she got here safe and sound and probably also to check us out!

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March 18, 2017

4th International Oblate Congress

We are delighted to invite you to the Fourth International Congress for Benedictine Oblates to be held at the Salesianum in Rome from 4 to 10 November 2017.

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October 26, 2016

Sr Elizabeth turned 90

Sr Elizabeth Funder celebrated her 90th birthday on October 26. Elizabeth entered our community when it was resident at “Subiaco”, Rydalmere, in 1947.

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September 25, 2016

Ignite Youth Conference

At the end of September, Sr. Hilda Scott was invited to participate in and speak at the Ignite Youth Conference held in Brisbane.  Ignite is an ongoing initiative of the Emmanuel Community in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

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February 23, 2016

Sr Clare’s Silver Jubilee

On Monday, 8th February, we joined with Sr Clare Gamble to celebrate of the 25th anniversary of her Solemn Profession. The date of her profession was actually the 10th February...

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February 22, 2016

Clothing Ceremony for Christine Dorothy

Christine Dorothy was clothed in the monastic habit on 5th February 2016. The ceremony was combined with the Office of Terce at 11.00 a.m. After the formal questioning, Mother Abbess clothed Christine in the habit of the community and ...

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