Category Archives: Blog

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Sweet potato & pumpkin gnocci with burnt butter & sage sauce

I have wonderful memories of making fresh gnocchi with my Nonna as a child, right into adulthood. This is a ‘modern version’ of the traditional potato gnocchi made by her, and makes wonderful use of […]

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Angela Reed rsm, Earth and human rights advocate

When Sister Angela Reed rsm was a little girl, she dreamed of being a teacher. It was a career she imagined doing for the rest of her life. She certainly didn’t foresee a life of […]

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Walk for Refugees 2021

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Zucchini Fritters and Pickled Zucchinis

If your garden is bursting with zucchinis, here are two simple and delicious recipes that can be whipped up in no time! The first is pickled zucchinis or ‘giardiniera’ in Italian, and the second is […]

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Finding hope and love in a time of COVID

For first time parents, Alvin and Erica, COVID presented a number of challenges. They share their story.

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Carciofi ripieni (Stuffed artichokes)

Ingredients2 Globe artichokes375ml Passata (pasta sauce)375ml water or stock  Stuffing Ingredients1 cup dry breadcrumbsHalf cup good quality Parmesan cheese1 large clove chopped Garlic2 tablespoons parsley1 cup chicken mince (optional); can also use veal or pork […]

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Robert Holbery, the signwriter artist

This article was first published by Melbourne Catholic on 15th December 2020. Robert Holbery started his career as an apprentice butcher, however his love for signwriting and passion for lettering, along with a steady hand, […]

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COVID bringing out the best in Kilbreda College

This story was written for Melbourne Catholic and published on 10th December 2020. When the Brigidine Sisters of Ireland established Kilbreda College in 1904, its name and motto provided a clear vision of the values […]

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Pip McIlroy: Living a life of whole-hearted service

This story was originally written for Melbourne Catholic, published on 19 November 2020. Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.These words of Saint Catherine of Siena resonate […]

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A Bold Invitation from Zephania

This was written for, and first published for IgnatianSpirituality.com Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;shout, O Israel!Rejoice and exult with all your heart,O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has taken away the judgments against you,he has turned away […]

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