August 2016

Aurora Magazine

Featured articles from the August Aurora

Putting on the habit of love and compassion

Putting on the habit of love and compassion

Article by Michael O’Connor

‘Lucie’. That’s the name embossed on the smart uniform she wears to work at St Nicholas Early Education, Newcastle West.

SIL clients learn to be more than they are

SIL clients learn to be more than they are

Article by Maddie Bradford

Designed by CatholicCare Social Services for its Supported Independent Living Program (SIL) participants, the recent Personal Growth Series focused on teaching important life skills to young people. Indeed, such life skills were readily imparted in presentations with some of Australia’s most sought after leaders, including Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, “Biggest Loser” trainer Shannan Ponton and finance guru, Peter Thornhill.

Foster carer weekend reinforces family-based approach

Foster carer weekend reinforces family-based approach

Article by Maddie Bradford

Becoming a foster carer is a big step, but CatholicCare believes it’s not one you should have to take alone. Recently it invited carers involved in its Out Of Home Care program to take part in the inaugural Foster Carer Focus Group Discussions, held in the picturesque Hunter Valley. The discussions were run by an independent facilitator, enabling carers to provide honest and anonymous feedback on their experiences.

From the art of the circus to the art of mercy

From the art of the circus to the art of mercy

Article by Elizabeth Young

Along the paths of a privileged and colourful life journey, I have been called by God's mercy to join a group of consecrated women in the Catholic Church.

Teachers Helping Teachers - a different kind of outreach program

Teachers Helping Teachers - a different kind of outreach program

Article by Alyssa Faith

Of all the solutions put forward to address poverty in the world, education constantly ranks as most important.

At sea, plastic's far from fantastic

At sea, plastic's far from fantastic

Article by Luke Kelleher

Did you know that so much plastic is consumed by marine organisms that no seafood can be classified as organic? Read on and learn more.  

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