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By Julie Thorpe

This booklet tells the tales of ladies and males of the Aquinas Academy, a centre of grownup schooling in Sydney based in 1945 through an Australian Marist priest, Austin Woodbury. The publication locations the non-public narratives in the social, cultural and highbrow panorama of Australian Catholicism spanning seven many years. Chapters hint the founding imaginative and prescient of the academy as a Catholic establishment of upper schooling affiliated with Saint Thomas Aquinas’s college in Rome, the growth of programmes of grownup spirituality around the jap Australian states and the transforming into position of contemplative and mystical prayer in a church rediscovering its religious center. Combining archival learn and conversations with former scholars and employees approximately early life, struggle, kinfolk and the struggles to make feel of losses and loves, the Aquinas Academy is a narrative finally approximately adults studying to develop up.

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