Sevenhill Cellars' Jesuit Winemaker Emeritus, Br John May SJ, has been admitted as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to winemaking. 'We are all given gifts by God and, when I was sent to Sevenhill, my commitment was to exercise all my talents for the greater glory of God', said Br May, who came to Sevenhill in 1963.Don't succumb to election apathyInspirational story of a refugee mechanicAffiliation with Catholic Theological College formalised over dinnerInstituto São João de Brito completes its first semesterMarngrook Footy Show turns spotlight on Jesuit Social Services
Malarndirri McCarthy, an Aboriginal woman from Borroloola, has been named by the Labor Party to replace retiring senator Nova Peris as their number one Senate candidate for the Northern Territory in July's federal election. Malarndirri is well known to the Province, as a member of the advisory group that has been exploring the level of engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A Ferris wheel, a slippery slide and pictures of India, Cambodia and Nepal adorned Melbourne's Xavier College on 7 May 2016, as the annual Maytime Fair took place. Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, parishioners and members of the community graced the grounds, opening their wallets in support of the work of Jesuit Mission across the world.
The nine Jesuit parishes have a gathering once every two years to reflect on the past and plan for the future. This year's meeting took place at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney on 19 and 20 April. The importance of lay ministry and leadership in partnership with the Jesuits was a focus for the sustainability of parishes going forward, reported Fr Paul Fyfe SJ, parish priest at Sevenhill, SA.
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