During 1992-2002, my storytelling ministry The Story Source supplied Australian parishes with a steady stream of gospel stories for use in bulletins, newsletter and homilies. In 2002 The Story Source Sunday bulletin publication won the premier award of the Australasian Catholic Press Association. For a selection of stories from The Story Source, arranged according to the liturgical year, click here.

Personal storytelling is an effective form of gospel proclamation. Most people think of themselves as ‘nothing special’ when in fact their lives offer profound insights into God’s life and love. By harvesting their stories and sharing them in church publications The Story Source affirms their witness of faith.

Since 1998, more stories have been published in Madonna spirituality magazine ( where I was a regular columnist for 15 years. For a selection of past Madonna articles, click here.

—   Teresa Pirola