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Reflections Cathedra in St John's Cathedral, Brisbane Reflections

Gathering around the campfire

“As a Diocesan family, widely distributed, we will be centred on Saturday as we gather around our new Archbishop in the Cathedral as he is seated in the cathedra, and as he leads us in the breaking of the bread before encouraging us to go and further the mission of Christ,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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“Consider the birds of the air”

“In the hands of the Biblical authors, the seemingly ordinary, like birds, takes on greater meaning when you consider the rich symbolism. Researching this symbolism goes beyond partaking in idle academic curiosity, for it is only by understanding the Bible’s symbolism that we can really hope to engage with it and have any contextual understanding of what the Bible authors were trying to tell us,” says The Rev’d Selina McMahon

St Margaret's Facilities staff member George Mogilski and Chaplain The Rev'd Susan Crothers-Robertson with the school's new processional cross, which was lovingly made by George, in St Margaret's Chapel in March 2021

Dedicated staff member lovingly crafts new cross

A new processional cross has been lovingly crafted by a long-serving staff member and is modelled on the symbol-rich cross of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent who founded the school over 125 years ago


‘Rebirth and Reminders’

In this new series on how art intersects with faith, Year 11 FCAC student Hannah Stanton shares how oil painting brings her back to what is important in life’s busyness: “The coins in the artwork represent the story in Luke 21.1-4 where a widow donated what she could despite her own shortcomings – to me the coins represent resilience and doing what one can even when the odds are against you”