We were concerned for the Sisters in the Philippines when we heard of the recent floods caused by two separate seasonal typhoons. Typhoon Goni hit on 2nd November and then Typhoon Ulysses only 10 days later.

Kate O’Neill in Manila advised us that the Sisters were all okay but many of the people they worked with in the slum areas of Manila were suffering initially from COVID-19 and then the floods which washed away their fragile dwellings. We were pleased to be able to support the Relief effort with US$1,000 to assist the most vulnerable and to know that Kate and her staff at the Kuya Centre as well as the Sisters from Lantana St would distribute this relief in the form of health and care packages.

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.