Posted by Br Peter Bray on 25 September 2020
Greetings fr om this beautiful, holy place as we enjoy the wonder of summer here with beautiful clear skies, hardly a breath of wind, warm temperatures, and being in the place where Jesus was born!
However, because of the number of cases of COVID-19 in Palestine and in Israel, people are facing severe restrictions. This is part of the unpredictable situation in which we are living. Thanks to many of you who have been in touch in a supportive way. Because of what has been happening here, I ...

Resource: Let Us Remember - Infinite Essence

Posted by Formation for Mission Team on 24 September 2020
Resource: Let Us Remember - Infinite Essence
Mikael Chukwuma Owunna (b. 1990) is a Nigerian-Swedish American photographer, Fulbright Scholar and engineer. His work explores the relationship between engineering, optics, the black body and queerness. Owunna imagines new universes and realities for marginalized communities around the globe. Owunna's work has exhibited across Asia, Europe and North America and has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and VICE to The Guardian. He has lectured about his wo...

Vale Jack Danzey, former Rugby League and DLS Marrickville Superstar

Posted by on 24 September 2020
The New South Wales Rugby League was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jack Danzey, aged 81. Danzey's father, Jack Danzey Snr, was also former first grade player who played alongside Frank Hyde at Newtown in the 1930s. Jack Junior learned his football at De La Salle, Marrickville, and graduated to the Bluebags' graded ranks in 1959 where he played for the third grade Grand Final team. Continue reading  ...

Kids Helpline calls increase during coronavirus pandemic

Posted by on 23 September 2020
Kids Helpline has faced 3000 more contacts a week during the coronavirus pandemic. The counselling service for young people saw a 32 per cent increase in duty of care interventions between January 1 and July 31. The increase was driven by suicide attempts (26 per cent), child abuse (33 per cent) and mental health escalation (60 per cent). There has been an overall increase of 24 per cent for counselling nationally since the pandemic hit, with Victoria the worst state impacted because ...

Message from Br Visitor: Safeguarding across the District

Posted by Br David Hawke on 22 September 2020
Dear Lasallians, Recently Australia marked National Child Protection Week, the 30th anniversary of this annual focus on the protection of children. This year's theme Putting Children First caused me to reflect upon our role as Lasallians, as a District, as Lasallian Ministries and of course as individuals in protecting and nurturing children, young people and adults at risk.  It's a simple message which is underpinned by a simple truth.  By putting children first, we...


Posted by Br Gary Wison on 22 September 2020
Keeping up with school life, sports, tests and trial exams, not to mention friends and home life, can be a bit chaotic. The Young Lasallian Team has been offering a few smart ideas on the web. "One Minute Top Tips" have been posting each week for a month now. These short two-minute suggestions are led by older Lasallian youth. They can be taken up by young Lasallians to motivate and lift one's level. Just one way to keep engaged as a Lasallian. A set of new posts are startin...

Walked with, Inspired, Invited

Posted by Br Gary Wison on 21 September 2020
Walked with, Inspired, Invited
A fact-check will tell us the Catholic Church has young men and women worldwide, asking questions about being a Brother or Sister. Our Lasallian "postulants" Jabran Bhatti and Ranil Iqbal are young guys in their twenties, living with the three Pakistani Brothers in a small village, Khushpur, where there is a Lasallian school and an important national catechetical centre. These are run by the Brothers and fellow Lasallian teachers. It is an active life: they have already a Uni de...
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