About 200 students from 20 Victorian school attended a Circle of Silence in solidarity with people seeking protection in Australia, particularly with those detained on Manus Island and Nauru. Among them were students from Xavier College Kew and St Ignatius College Drysdale.
Jesuit Mission's Indian Bazaar marks its 65th anniversary this year. As in previous years it will raise funds and awareness for the work of Jesuit Mission. With well over 5000 people attending the Jesuit Mission Indian Bazaar each year, the event relies heavily on a strong contingent of dedicated volunteers. As well as fundraising, the Bazaar aims to strengthen bonds across the Province community.
On Saturday 5 August Justin Glyn SJ was ordained priest in Auckland. He was joined there by his family and by many other Jesuits who travelled there for the occasion. On Sunday morning the Jesuit entourage chartered a bus to Howick, where Fr Glyn celebrated his first Mass in his family's parish church. The Our Lady Star of the Sea parish church looks out over the sea to surrounding islands.
Young Australian Catholics sought and found a sense of faith and community at the MAGIS gathering in Lódz, Poland, last week. Around 2200 people from 52 countries took part in the event from 15 to 25 July, including a contingent from Jesuit House in Sydney. The group of 19 was made up of volunteers from The Two Wolves café, and a few from St Mary's North Sydney.
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Province Express Editor
Tim Kroenert, Jesuit Communications Australia
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