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Fr Jean-Claude Colin sm

MAY EDITION: In this edition we are re-introduced to Fr Colin, founder of the Society of Mary. Fr Ron Nissan paints a brief portrait of the life of Fr Colin and what brought him to found a religious order dedicated to Mary.

This portrait of Fr Colin as a young man was painted by Sydney high school student, Shannon Smith, from photos taken of Fr Colin in later life.

In other articles - we become a little contemplative; Fr John Kelly explains what is meant by "Passive Contemplation", Maria Kennedy contemplates the eternity of God, and Bill Lambert wonders about heaven while Fr Phil Cody reflects on the meaning of a mangrove tree which he encountered while on retreat. Joy Cowley contemplates the quiet of Mary and Sue Jones reflects on Waihau Bay's influence in her own spiritual quest.

Tricia O'Donnell recounts the inspiring life of Irena Sendler who saved 2,500 children from Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 – 3; Fr Gerry Arbuckle looks at the causes of fundamentalism and Joe McHugh continues his articles on the Gospel of Matthew.


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