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Pilgrimage to the Waddananggu community

“I am very grateful to the Waddananggu community for welcoming me. It was such a privilege to be so welcomed to their Country and to learn about their culture and history. I felt empowered and humbled by their welcome. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners make everyone an ‘us’ – they are inclusive of all even though they have been ‘othered’ since colonisation,” says Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney

Reflections Year 9 St Paul's School students Jessica Vickers and Hannah McDonnell Reflections

What I learnt from an ancient coin incursion

“Out of the coins shown in this incursion, my favourite was a small roughly-shaped silver coin with an eagle design. The eagle represented imperial power. This coin dated back to around 80 BCE, and it was breathtaking to think I was holding something so incredibly old,” says Year 9 St Paul’s School student Max Hering

"There seems to be an innate spirituality that has its origins in and expresses our essential humanity, which bubbles up when we get in touch with the source of our being" (The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt)
Reflections

“Religion at its best is an expression of something that is deeply embedded in the human person”

“There seems to be an innate spirituality that has its origins in and expresses our essential humanity, which bubbles up when we get in touch with the source of our being. For me this helps to explain why the use of water is to be found in a wide range of religious practices and why buildings like St Paul’s in London, and St John’s here in Brisbane, draw into a prayerful stillness people who claim to have no faith,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

Homilies & Addresses

Evensong address on Dr Wangari Muta Maathai

“When invited to offer a reflection in the Cathedral’s ‘Mystics, Theologians and Gob-botherers’ series I thought there was an opportunity for me to better understand the life and legacy of Dr Wangari Muta Maathai, whom I had some sense of as a Kenyan environmentalist, and someone who had inspired many people around the world to plant trees,” said Bishop Cam Venables in his recent St John’s Cathedral address

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Australia’s Overshoot Day in 2022 is Wednesday 23 March

“And so, it comes back to how well we honour our relationships. The principle of loving one’s neighbour invites us to approach the planet with a different framing. At its heart, loving one’s neighbour involves acknowledging that we are connected to one another. My welfare and yours are interdependent. And we both cannot truly flourish unless the koala does, too,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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Honouring my curacy pledge six years on because everyone has a right to live in peace and freedom

“The enduring memory I have of the sanctuary training is the sense of unity felt by people of all ages who came together, raising their voices for refugees whose voices were being ignored. The people who participated were from different faith and no faith backgrounds. I remember one young person saying to me, as we sat on the steps of the Cathedral, ‘If church was like this, I would be a part of it!’” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly