Day of the Seafarer

As the Day of the Seafarer celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the Church in Australia's support for seafarers on the Ruby Princess here. Find out more about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea here.

St Thomas, Apostle

We feel great kinship for the apostle Thomas because, like him, most of us curiously combine faith and doubt. We sometimes share the enthusiasm St. Thomas expressed when upon Lazarus’s death Jesus decided to go to Bethany. “Let’s go too,” Thomas said to the other disciples,“that we may die with him” (see John 11:16). But… Read More »St Thomas, Apostle

1945: Blessed Peter To Rot

On this day in 1945 Blessed Peter To Rot was martyred in Papua New Guinea. Find out more about his life here.

St Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese soldier who accompanied Bishop John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse of the Paris Foreign Mission Society to his martyrdom in Beijing. Not long after his baptism, Augustine was ordained as a diocesan priest. He was martyred in 1815. Beatified in groups at various times, these 120 martyrs were canonized together in… Read More »St Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions