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Love: Responding to the needs of our times

Love: a word freely used in our society to cover a range of human emotions and actions; a powerful word which can motivate and inspire beyond even our own expectations. However, the word on its own is not enough and actions must follow. Love is one of the foundations upon which Venerable Mary Aikenhead acted …

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Trustee Reflections One Year On

“It matters not what we are doing for God provided we are doing it in the best possible way.” Venerable Mary Aikenhead This saying of Mary Aikenhead often comes to mind for me. How true when I began my role as a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries in May 2019. I previously had a role …

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Open Support: 30 Years of Mission in Action

Celebrating an anniversary in the midst of a pandemic can be unsettling. But it can also be truly inspiring. I believe this is the case for Open Support. Drawing on 30 years of experience, meeting the needs of our time, Open Support knew how to read the signs of these difficult times and act on …

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Love Coming to Life

“Love coming to life” is how the great Sr Maryanne Confoy reflects on the work of our people all across St Vincent’s in the first episode of Compassion, Courage, Consolation: Voices for St Vincent’s During COVID-19. As I got ready to dial Sr Maryanne in from a spare room at home – a room that …

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Welcome to Mr Richard Haddock AO

The Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries are pleased to announce and formally welcome Mr Richard Haddock AO who will become a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, effective 1 December 2019. Richard will then take on the role of Chair, effective 1 January 2020 following the conclusion of Dr Tessa Ho’s term as Chair. Richard has …

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Hobart Pilgrimage

By Ms Pip McIlroy, Health Care Ethics & Formation Coordinator, St Vincent’s Health Australia Thursday 31 October 2019 Standing on Macquarie Wharf on a warm Hobart day with only a slight breeze in the air, it’s not hard to imagine the small two-mast sailing ship, the ‘Louisa’ sitting, windless in the Derwent River. On it …

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Council of the Association of Ministerial PJPs (AMPJP) workshop

Trustees, Dr Tessa Ho and Assoc. Prof. Peter Howard attended the Council of the AMPJP workshop in Melbourne over the weekend of the 1-3 November 2019 to reconsider its understanding, role and purpose of the AMPJP. The weekend started with a dinner presentation from Dr. Martin Laverty. Dr Laverty spoke about the challenges and opportunities …

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SVCS Awards 2019

On 11 October 2019. Trustees Prof. Michael Drew and Ms Penny Wright attended the St Vincent’s Care Services awards for Queensland in Brisbane. The awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge and recognise the wonderful work of those who work in our aged care ministry. The Trustees would like to congratulate and thank SVCS.

SVPHT Hall of Fame

Warmest congratulations to the team at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba as the honourable inductee of the Hall of Fame at the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Annual Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards in recognition of their contributions to the overall Toowoomba region community. The Trustees are delighted to know that the service and care offered …

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