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Inspirational Women

Here we share with you women who we find inspiratonal because of who they are and what they do.

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Sister Thao Nguyen FDCC

Sister Thao Nguyen FDCC

This article was first published in the Catholic Leader on the 12 February 2016.

Born in Vietnam, Sr Thao grew up as a teenager in Australia, which fashioned her adventurous mind. By the age of 23, she came to the Canossian convent to test out her vocation. Four years later, she took her first Religious Vows. This year marks 20 years since Sr Thao put her feet on Canossian ground. She works in palliative care, which she says is a sacred ministry “because this is where I continuously experience the Paschal mystery of Jesus”. She also works with the young adult ministry in the Cathedral of St. Stephen, a ministry which “is energetic, enriching and eye opening”.

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Talisha Thompson

Talisha Thompson

Young indigenous leader

This article was written by Emilie Ng and was published in the Catholic Leader on 26 October 2015.

Talisha’s taking the high road

IPSWICH’S rising netball star hasn’t graduated yet but she’s already planning a future helping indigenous people overcome shame and mental illnesses. 

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