Located at the Valley of Temples, outside the Sicilian city of Agrigento, is an olive tree that is thought to be 1,000 years old. Its trunk is large, gnarled and complex. And from this entangled mass of trunk comes healthy foliage. Somehow there is an imprint of a natural memory in this tree that forces it to respond to the cycle of nature and unfold and move to the call of growth each year. In the midst of the ruins of the ancient temples, the olive tree is layered with years of responding to nature. It is a sign that life continues.
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“No one can satisfactorily make either the human or the spiritual journey alone. We all need soul friends and spiritual companions” says Dr David G. Brenner, internationally known depth psychologist, author, and wisdom teacher. The concept of a ‘spiritual companion’ comes out of the Christian monastic tradition but is now available to everyone and offered by persons from a variety of backgrounds.
St Brigid’s School, and Clearview-Kilburn Parish in Adelaide have developed a wonderful partnership. The school and parish are both very multicultural with many new arrivals and refugee families, and support for families is at the heart of the shared work of parish and school. The School/Parish Community Garden is a great symbol of this and was established in response to both Laudato Si and the perceived needs of the community.
You are invited to participate in the NSW Pastoral Conference taking place on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at Dooleys Catholic Club, Lidcombe. Our theme of Drawing and Giving Life invites us to renew our pastoral life in the post Royal Commission Church.