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Reflections The Rev'd Dr Carol Hebron Reflections

Finding the fountain of youth in retirement

“There was no set date for my retirement. No celebration. No intentional, ‘Now I begin a new stage of my life!’ Perhaps it was my decision not to continue lecturing at St Francis College that led to my retirement. I think receiving my Pensioner Concession Card was the clincher. Nevertheless, I simply morphed into retirement and I’m loving it,” says The Rev’d Dr Carol Hebron

Community of The Way members Stacey McCowan, Aaron Vidyasager and Eleanor Reid outside the Chapel of The Holy spirit at St Francis College in June 2022

Is the Community of The Way for you?

“Have you ever considered sharing your Christian journey with a group of like-minded young adults living together in community? The Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Community of The Way is inviting applications for 2023. And, we eagerly welcome chats with young adults who want to find out more about joining this unique intentional community,” says Community of The Way Chaplain Dr John Rolley, with applications closing at the end of August


Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer)

On 1 July annually, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the anniversary of ‘The Coming of The Light’ when The London Missionary Society and Melanesian leaders landed on Erub in 1871, introducing the Bible to the people who lived there. Hear Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu share the Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer) in Kalaw Kawaw Ya in this special video


How do you discern what is good?

“We are transformed by our empathetic engagement with perspectives that are different to our own. And, we find our goodness in every moment of compassion and loving kindness that emerges in the space between us as we share our lives together,” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett