Browsing: Retreats & Conferences

Catch up on the latest lectures and talks from prominent events around Australia

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Baptism: A death like Christ’s


In the third talk at the iWitness Conference, Fr Paul Rowse takes us through the rite and importance of Baptism, where we find Baptism and its components in Scripture, and the effects of Baptism as a Sacrament – in his typically entertaining style.

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Holy Orders: Men of God


Four men at different stages of discerning and living out the priestly vocation – from seminarian to bishop – discuss their experience and insight into the Sacrament of Holy Orders.


Confirmation: A seal on your heart


In the second talk for iWitness 2012 Sr Catherine Marie SV discusses how in confirmation we are sealed and set on a mission of love. Sr Catherine explores the essential rite of Confirmation, what the effects of Confirmation are, and how we are sealed and prepared through the Sacrament.


Sacramentality: a grace-filled life


In this opening talk for iWitness 2012 Peter Holmes explores spiritual pride and despair as two major obstacles to living a life of grace. How do we recognise when we are falling into these temptations? How can we avoid these pitfalls and open ourselves to God’s grace in the Sacraments more fully?

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Marriage on Fire


Byron and Francine Pirola provide insights and practical strategies for couples to transform their marriage into a powerhouse of love and joy.

Culture & Worldview

Reaching Gen Y


How do we reach Gen Y? Has the ramped up culture of novelty seeking, consumerism and sexualisation taken its toll? Do we need new strategies or are their tried and true methods for helping to ignite the faith of our young people? Steve Toohey speaks from his experience working with this generation.

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How can I share my faith?


This workshop aims to help empower normal people to share their faith in ordinary everyday ways that change lives and bring real hope to a needy world. Be reinspired to allow the Holy Spirit to use you to connect lives to God.

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