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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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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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Teresa Brierley

Teresa BrierleyVice-Chancellor Pastoral Ministries

Written by Debra Vermeer

A career covering health, education and pastoral work led Teresa Brierley to her current leadership role with the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, but she says two things have been constant through the years – her desire to live a Gospel life and a sense of being called to work in the Church.

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