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1 Tasmanian locale, ESE of
9 Letter seal.
11 Novel: .... Dick.
12 South Coast centre, NSW.
13 Alternative conjunction.
16 Victorian locale, north of
19 Close relative (informal).
20 Egyptian deity.
21 Popular beverage.
22 Escape danger; go into
24 Pacific Island.
25 Ancient kingdom in
26 Inner suburb of Adelaide.
1 Victorian marsh or god of
2 Steep slopes.
4 Locale in Victorian mallee.
5 Latin response: Et cum
6 Centre in eastern Victoria.
7 Negative vote.
10 NSW locale on the edge of
the New England Tablelands.
14 Insect mound (3,4).
15 Riverina locale, NSW.
17 Hervey Bay locale, Qld.
18 Victorian town, south of
21 Horny bill.
22 Not many.
23 Old cloth measure.
Solution page 22
After reading Divine Renovation by
Father James Mallon and watching
live streams of Mass from his St
Benedict parish in Canada, Pauline
Lai was so inspired that she wanted
to know more about renewal.
She decided that she needed to
find out first-hand if the renewal of
Fr Mallon’s parish was as good as it
So she took her annual leave and
registered to attend the first Divine
Renovation Conference held in
Halifax, Nova Scotia in June.
And Pauline wasn’t disappointed!
Attended by more than 600 people
from around the world – including
16 Australians – Pauline said the
conference rejuvenated her belief
that renewal is happening and the
results can be incredible.
“The conference was amazing. The
St Benedict parish is really alive and
the people live the gospel – they just
get it,” Pauline said.
“The people were all so welcoming
and a real bonus for me was
attending the Alpha training day.”
As the only South Australian at the
conference, Pauline – who is the
finance officer for the Para Hills
Modbury Parish – returned with a
“calling” to see how she can help
with renewal at a local level. She
met with Jill Gallio, a member of
the Renewal Taskforce, recently to
discuss how her experience at the
conference could be utilised.
Jill said it was expected that others
from Adelaide would also be able
to tap into Fr Mallon’s renewal
experience when he conducts a
series of “classes” in parishes in the
eastern states in November.
To coincide with World Peace
Day events on September 21, the
Archdiocese is supporting a visit by
well-known social justice and peace
advocate Fr Claude Mostowik msc.
Fr Claude, who recently took on the
role of justice network coordinator
at Catholic Religious Australia, is
also the director of the Missionaries
of the Sacred Heart Justice and
Peace Centre. He works at the
Edmund Rice Centre for Justice
and Community Education – where
he began the publication Just
News – and is president of both Pax
Christi Australia and the Peace and
Justice Commission of the NSW
‘Blessed are the peacemakers:
Christian peacemaking in a violent
and unjust world’ will be the topic
for his presentation at the Cross
Road Forum to be held at The
Monastery on September 22.
This will be an opportunity for the
Catholic community of Adelaide
to hear about the shifts taking
place at the highest levels in the
Vatican in a range of situations of
conflict around the world; from
concentrating on when violence
is justifiable, to emphasising
Christians’ duty to follow in Jesus’
footsteps as peacemakers.
Fr Claude will share stories from
those leaders who gathered in
Rome for the Pontifical Council for
Justice and Peace and Pax Christi
International meeting in April, as
well as giving personal accounts of
his own ministry in Australia.
Cardijn College students will also
get to hear Fr Claude speak on
‘Christian peacemaking: what in
the world can we do about violence
and injustice?’ during a presentation
on September 23, which will
be followed by an address to
environmental activists at the
Willunga Environment Centre on ‘A
spirituality of peace: making peace
with the Earth, making peace with
People wishing to attend the
forum at The Monastery should
contact Peter Laffan on 856 3915
Inspired by renewal
CANADIAN CALLING: Pauline Lai with Father Simon Lobo from
St Benedict parish at the conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Three Sisters and 17 priests representing Nigeria,
Kenya, South Sudan, Colombia, Indonesia,
South Korea and India immersed themselves
into the ‘Australian way’ of ministering during the
annual Winter Acculturation Program held at St
Joseph’s Centre For Reflective Living in NSW in
Course attendees included Frs Michael Odiwa,
Josy Sebastian and Biju John from the Adelaide
Archdiocese and Sr Kaspar Mary from the
Port Pirie Diocese who, along with their peers,
welcomed the opportunity to share stories from
their countires of origin and their many and
varied ministy experiences.
The 11-day program featured several guest
speakers who gave the Australian perspective
of ministry. They included Aboriginal elder
Elsie Heiss who spoke about her people and
shared her personal story, which created much
discussion about Aboriginal culture and history.
The idea for a Winter Acculturation Program
grew from the success of the ‘Cross Cultural
Summer School’ which was set up by the
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and
the Columban Fathers about 15 years ago. The
summer school assists in preparing people to
minister in cultures other than their own.
Five years ago organisers Father Brian Vale ssc
and Sister Anne Bond rsj established the winter
program to help Religious and priests coming to
minister in Australia.
“As in previous years it was a privilege to journey
with these women and men, coming from very
different cultures and understandings of Church,
as they shared their struggles to understand our
Australian culture and Church,” Sr Anne and
Fr Brian said.
“We became more aware that in today's multi-
ethnic Australian Church we are all called
to respond to the gift of this new wave of
missionaries with mutual sensitivity to each
other's diverse backgrounds.”
Exchange of cultures
The Calvary Past Nurses
Association is celebrating
its 80th anniversary during
September and October. A
dinner, attended by more
than 100 guests, was held
on September 2 and on
Sunday October 9 a special
Mass will be held at the
Calvary Chapel. This will
be followed by a brunch
and the association’s
annual general meeting. In
recognition of the special
anniversary, a tea cosy
made in the likeness of a
Calvary nurse trainee (circa
1960s) was presented to
the association. It was
designed and made by
Trevor Smith, a textile
artisan from Portland in
Victoria. It was Trevor’s
way of thanking the nursing
staff from Calvary North
Adelaide for their wonderful
care of his mother and
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