A fond farewell to Linh and My Hang who arrived in Perth in January 2019 and have been studying English in Perth and enjoying learning about life in Australia. They both completed the Davao formation program on-line this year due to the COVID travel restrictions.

They had to register with the Vietnamese Consulate for a relief flight organised by the Vietnamese Government, and finally got seat

s on a flight departing from Melbourne on 9th December. They had to wear full PPE on the flight. It has been a pleasure for us to have these young Sisters with us for nearly two years.

They brought a special joy and youthfulness to our community and helped to keep us young! They also give us a great sense of hope for the future of our Congregation. We wish them every blessing as they prepare for their Final Vows ceremony in February 2021.

Barlow, Shelley

Sr Shelley Barlow

Shelley Barlow was born in seaside Mordialloc in 1941 and grew up in Oakleigh Victoria. Shelley taught at her Alma Mater Sacred Heart Girls’ College Oakleigh, but her teaching, parish and motor mission ministry was mostly in WA. Short-term Ministry in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar was a great joy for her. The heightened experiences of interculturality and finding the face of God in the other, have been bright highlights in her life. Currently Province Vicar she also enjoys pursuing her passion for creation spirituality through retreats and book clubs.