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PATTY FAWKNER. The pattern of all life.

For 13 billion  years, since the Big Bang until now, death has been part of life. We know that, and as Christians we believe that death is the prelude to new life. We call it the Paschal Mystery. But what … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner. Mary Magdalene: friend, icon, model

We have yet to balance spirituality and sexuality in the Church especially in regard to women. Women’s leadership and spiritual influence will be compromised until we do, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner. I thank my father for my friendship … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner. Leading by flipping the omelette.

Pope Francis’ leadership differs markedly from that of his predecessors. He models two clear principles that our political leaders and, in fact all of us who lead in some capacity, would do well to emulate, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner SGS. Betty has dementia.

Grief is a constant companion when a loved one has dementia. And so, too, is grace, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner. Betty has dementia. Betty has had dementia for over eight years. Betty is my mother. “Mum will know … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner SGS. Permissible victims.

Permissible victims are defined as those whose life and dignity is violated with very little notice, outrage or public protest. Only once have I been ‘bumped off’ a plane. It was in the USA on a 6am domestic flight. I … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner. An Easter story

If we think about it, each of us has an Easter story. Mine goes back to the death of my father. Dad died when I was a young nun. It was my first experience of the death of someone I … Continue reading

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