St Augustine

  • Fr Alatini’s lifelong mission for Christ

    Fr Alatini Kolofo’ou SM is the main Chaplain of the Tongan Catholic Community in greater Sydney, based at St Joseph’s Parish, Belmore. He had a typically Tongan childhood and discovered his vocation travelling through the island nation. From the age of five, a young Alatini travelled to school by...
  • Augustine Academy: an adventure in learning

    By Jordan Grantham   Ben McCabe founded the Augustine Academy, an institute of the Liberal Arts for senior secondary aged students in Razorback, NSW, after the idea came to him while praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. “I find that I encounter God in a deep way through...
  • Charles Darwin, Biologist and Western Sydney Socialite

    Did you know Charles Darwin visited Parramatta? On January 27, 1836 Charles Darwin had lunch at ‘The Vineyard’, the home of Hannibal Macarthur in Rydalmere. Darwin’s diary entry for the day reads: “Accompanied by Capt. King rode to Paramatta. Close to the town, his brother in law Mr MacArthur...
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