“Walking together: what lies ahead on the journey to a Synodal Church”

Newman College, Melbourne 887 Swanston St, Parkville, Victoria

Public Forum for 150 people facilitated by Rev Frank Brennan SJ with Sister Nathalie Becquart XMCJ. Nathalie is a French Sister of the Congregation of Xavières. In May 2019 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Consultor to the Synod of Bishops and in 2021 she was appointed by Pope

Towards a spirituality of synodality

Newman College, Melbourne 887 Swanston St, Parkville, Victoria

Public lecture for 150 people or watch online as live stream withSister Nathalie Becquart XMCJ. Nathalie is a French Sister of the Congregation of Xavières. In May 2019 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Consultor to the Synod of Bishops and in 2021 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Undersecretary

“Walking together: what lies ahead on the journey to a Synodal Church”

St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, Parramatta 1 Marist Place, Parramatta, NSW

Public Forum for 250 people with Sister Nathalie Becquart XMCJ. Nathalie is a French Sister of the Congregation of Xavières. In May 2019 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Consultor to the Synod of Bishops and in 2021 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Undersecretary of the Synod of

“Towards a spirituality of synodality”

St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, Parramatta 1 Marist Place, Parramatta, NSW

Public lecture for 700 people or watch online as live stream with Sister Nathalie Becquart XMCJ. Nathalie is a French Sister of the Congregation of Xavières. In May 2019 she was appointed by Pope Francis as Consultor to the Synod of Bishops and in 2021 she was appointed by Pope Francis

Nirvana Day

Nirvana Day (or Parinirvana Day) is a Mahayana holiday which celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana (complete enlightenment) upon the death of his physical body.

MahaShivaratri

MahaShivaratri (or ‘Great Night of Shiva’) is a festival celebrated in honour of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Lailat al Miraj

Observance of Prophet Muhammad’s night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension (al Miraj) to heaven and return the same night. Also known as ‘Night of Journey’ (al Isra).

Tibetan (Buddhist) New Year

The Tibetan (Buddhist) New Year, also known as Losar, is a three-day festival where people visit monasteries, make offerings, receive blessings and take part in various activities symbolizing purification and welcoming in the new.

Ash Wednesday

Lent is the period of 40 days (not including Sundays) which comes before Easter, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert overcoming temptation by Satan. In Western Christianity, it begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Maundy Thursday.

Great Lent (Orthodox)

Great Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert overcoming temptation by Satan. In the Orthodox Church, Great Lent starts on Clean Monday and ends on the Friday before