"When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for individuals, families and societies to grow, the only way for the life of peoples to progress, along with the culture of encounter, a culture in which all have something good to give and all can receive something good in return. Others always have something to give me, if we know how to approach them in a spirit of openness and without prejudice. I call this attitude of openness and availability without prejudice, social humility, and it is this that favours dialogue. Only in this way can understanding grow between cultures and religions, mutual esteem without needless preconceptions, respectful of the rights of everyone. Today, either we stand together with the culture of dialogue and encounter, or we all lose, we all lose; from here we can take the right road that makes the journey fruitful and secure." (Pope Francis, Address to leading members of Brazilian society, Saturday July 27 2013, reported online by Official Vatican Network.)

Information Evening: Pilgrimage to India, February 2017

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Photo: Bede Griffiths
Aquinas Academy, Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 6pm

After three successful pilgrimages to India led by Fr Michael Whelan SM, Marie Fonseca is now organising a fourth spiritual tour, "Abide in My Love" with Sr Valda Dickinson RSM as Chaplain. Tour dates are 7 - 28 February 2017.

The highlight of this pilgrimage will be a four day retreat spent in prayer and meditation at the Bede Griffiths' Ashram (Shantivanam) in Tiruchirappalli, South India.

Address (Information Evening): Aquinas Academy, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
Further Information:                     Marie Fonseca 02 9529 2817 or 0418 265 117, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
                                                        Andre Rasquinha 0403 569 079

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