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Broken Bay Institue  Mission & Spirituality E-News
www.bbi.catholic.edu.au No. 31 | 14 November 2016

The Broken Bay Institute strives to respond to the faith education and ministry formation needs of individuals, parishes, schools and ministry groups within the local Church.


Included in our Poetry and Prayer section of this edition is a quote about life being an Advent season.

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Feature Article
For Everyone Born

Veronica reflects on her Camino experience in the light of Advent.

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Advent Expectations, Promises and Fulfilment

Advent is a time to reflect not only on what we expect of God in our wilderness experiences, but what we expect of ourselves.

Beauty, Awe and Wonder this Advent

Suddenly I realised what I want for Advent this year, a growing appreciation of beauty. I want a little of the beauty and excitement Christmas can bring.

Advent - The Prophetic Season

Advent is Prophet Time. It is a season when we can both celebrate yet reflect soberly that, signed as we are by our baptism to be priest, prophet and server ruler, it is the prophetic calling that leads us into each liturgical year.

The Only Justice Is Freedom

Decades of violence, humiliation and marginalisation have taken their toll and West Papuans have had enough.  

Vatican News

Click below to read the latest news from the Vatican.

What’s On – November 2016
  • Bringing Laudato Si to Life
  • Mission 2016 One Heart Many Voices
  • 2017 Pilgrimage – In the footsteps of St Columban
  • 2016 John Main Seminat – Where the Light comes in
  • New book by Kevin Treston


Book Reviews

Texts are rhetorical; they have an effect; they shape the mind and emotions of the readers who engage the text.

Poetry and Prayer

Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.

Academic work from BBI

Click here to read the latest staff research and conference papers from BBI Faculty.

Featured Websites

Our featured website this edition fits in well with the spirit of Advent.

Seeking To Live With A Mellow Heart

Stimulated by comments from Ron Rolheiser, Audrey reflects on the negativity that has become part of our way of life, where anger, polarisation, demonisation, bitterness and hardness are part of the language and culture of our times – politically, socially and in Church circles. 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Here Jennifer outlines the importance of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30.


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