September 07, 2016
When we left the diocesan offices on Thursday 14 July to travel to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, I knew all my fellow pilgrims’ faces, but I didn’t know anything about them. By the time we landed in Venice, 32 hours later, the wonderful people I had shared that never-ending journey with were my treasured friends. And 27 days later, I feel like the bonds we have forged are simply unbreakable.
August 30, 2016
Pope Francis said recently, at World Youth Day in Poland, “God is encouraging you to dream. He wants to make you see that, with you, the world can be different. For the fact is, unless you offer the best of yourselves, the world will never be different.”
August 23, 2016
What a wonderful celebration we had on 8 August in honour of Australia’s first saint: St Mary of the Cross. Mary MacKillop has a significant connection to St Benedict’s.
August 15, 2016
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims depart for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Wadowice on days 19-20.
August 04, 2016
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims trek to Campus Misericordiae for the Vigil and final Mass on days 17-18.
August 03, 2016
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims experience Way of the Cross in Blonia Park on day 16.