Philippine-Australia-Saipan Province

A Saturday afternoon

with Pauline Cooperators in Bundoora - Australia

A small group of Pauline Cooperators gathered at Bundoora on Saturday 29 March 2008 for a prayer afternoon organized by the formation committee which is made up of Sr. Shamim fsp, Sr. Rita sjbp, and Paul & Virginia Gori.


The theme for the gathering was “Continuing our Easter journey” using the Gospel narrative of the road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35.


The program included a reflection on the Gospel by Sr. Shamim, time for personal reflection, sharing in small groups, and a paraliturgy to conclude the afternoon together.


Participants were visibly touched by the sharing of one another’s faith-story, and grateful for the support and encouragement received through it. 



The presence of Sr. Anna Genovese, our new local Superior, was much appreciated by all.

The Committee has organized three other events for the Cooperators and Friends this year:  the celebration of the feast of Jesus Good Shepherd on 13th April; a retreat day on St. Paul on 23rd August; and the celebration of the life of Blessed James Alberione on 23 November.


A  surprise 80th birthday celebration for Sr.Letizia

Thomastown - Australia

And, best wishes from the committee of the Circolo Pensionati Italiani di San Luca


Sr. Letizia Selle who for the past thirteen years has dedicated herself to the ministry of pastoral care in St. Luke’s parish, Lalor, visiting the sick and the house-bound, animating the Italian liturgy, leading prayer groups, promoting the spiritual and social life of Italian pensioners, networking with the local Council, was given a surprise 80th birthday party last Wednesday by the Italian Pensioners Group after their usual celebration of the Eucharist and social activities in the parish hall. The group wished to express their gratitude for her life and faith-filled presence in the parish.



Sr. Letizia and her community, Sr. Doreen and Sr. Nelia.


Sr. Letizia who was born in Italy on 4th April 1928 has been in Australia since 1957. Still energetic and generously given to the service of her community and pastoral ministry, Sr. Letizia, is an exemplary Pastorelle Sister for us all and we thank God for her.