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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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Joanna Thyer. When we are not sure, we are alive.

What do Pope Francis, Thomas Merton and Graham Greene have in common? Like Pope Francis, Thomas Merton and Graham Greene were individuals whose sheer complexity equipped them to address the often contradictory world we live in, in order to find … 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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My year of leaning – and leaning into Christmas. Guest Blogger: Patty Fawkner SGS

There are all kinds of years. There’s the year of living dangerously and the annus horribilis. 2013 was the Year of Grace and the Year of the Snake. For me it’s been the year of leaning. Earlier this year I … Continue reading

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