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Inspirational Women

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Eileen Lander

Eileen LanderChancellor, Cairns

Written by Debra Vermeer

Being Chancellor of the Cairns Diocese, which extends from the outback to the islands in Far North Queensland, has its challenges, but is primarily about helping and supporting one another, says Eileen Lander.

“This diocese runs all the way to the Northern Territory border, across to the coast and out to the islands, so there are lots of small communities and lots of different needs,” she says.

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Diocesan recognition for a committed young woman

Diocesan recognition for a committed young womanThis article was written by Tracey Edstein and originally appeared in Aurora, the monthly magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on April 7, 2018.

When the young recipient of this year’s Magdalene Award, Claire McWilliam, thinks about the source of her deep Catholic faith, the faces of women come into her mind. “My faith journey’s been with the women – my mother, women in my parish of Toronto, women belonging to the groups I’m involved in. These women have given me the confidence to remain as faithful as I have.”

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