"In 1815, Mary Aikenhead, with Alicia Walsh, after completing their novitiate, founded the Religious Sisters of Charity in Ireland. They were the first, so-called Walking Nuns who visited the sick… Read More »1815: Founding of Sisters of Charity by Mary Aikenhead
Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.
National Wattle Day has been officially celebrated since 1992. "On 1 September 1988, Golden Wattle was declared officially as Australia's national floral emblem. While Golden Wattle had long enjoyed that… Read More »National Wattle Day
Action Does your parish, school or Catholic organisation have a Reconciliation Action Plan? Today might be a good day to check on your progress, or to start the process of… Read More »1991: Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act passed by Parliament
“The cry of Jesus on the Cross, ‘I thirst’ (Jn 19: 28), expressing the depth of God’s longing for man, penetrated Mother Teresa’s soul and found fertile soil in her… Read More »Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)
"On September 5, 2013, the ILO Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Workers Convention or C189) entered into legal force. This groundbreaking new treaty and its accompanying Recommendation… Read More »2013: Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers
What do you think of when you hear the word 'charity'? For Christians it is something more than philanthropy or giving to worthy causes. Nor is it an alternative to… Read More »International Day of Charity
The idea of celebrating a Season of Creation began in the Lutheran Church in Adelaide, Australia in 2000. Now many different churches all over the world take part. In 2016… Read More »Season of Creation begins