"When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for individuals, families and societies to grow, the only way for the life of peoples to progress, along with the culture of encounter, a culture in which all have something good to give and all can receive something good in return. Others always have something to give me, if we know how to approach them in a spirit of openness and without prejudice. I call this attitude of openness and availability without prejudice, social humility, and it is this that favours dialogue. Only in this way can understanding grow between cultures and religions, mutual esteem without needless preconceptions, respectful of the rights of everyone. Today, either we stand together with the culture of dialogue and encounter, or we all lose, we all lose; from here we can take the right road that makes the journey fruitful and secure." (Pope Francis, Address to leading members of Brazilian society, Saturday July 27 2013, reported online by Official Vatican Network.)

Getting There

Where

Aquinas Academy is located in the city, The Rocks area, at:

Level 5 (Lecture Hall) and Level 7 (Administration)
141 Harrington Street
Sydney, 2000

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Aquinas Academy Map

How to get there

  • Catch a train to Wynyard, exit via George St, turn left on the footpath and head in the direction of Circular Quay for about 250 metres, until you come to Grosvenor Street – the very tall NAB building is on the corner. Turn left and head up Grosvenor St about 150 metres to Harrington St, first on the right at the lights. The Aquinas Academy is about 50 metres from the corner of Harrington and Grosvenor, on the left.
  • Catch a bus to Wynyard station in George Street and proceed as above.
  • Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and walk up George St to Grosvenor and proceed as above.
  • Walk across the Harbour Bridge, having parked your car over at North Sydney or environs or having caught public transport to that point. Aquinas is just off the southern end of the great Coat Hanger.
  • Drive your car and park it on one of the streets nearby – there is some limited parking with parking meters on Harrington St, Gloucester St and Cumberland St, all within easy walking distance of Aquinas. However, you should be aware that it is fairly expensive – like $4/hour – and closely monitored by the parking police. There is a parking station under the Quay Apartments in Harrington St, about 100 metres along from Aquinas on the same side. You should check their rates before parking there.

Contact

If you need further information please contact the Secretary on:

Tel: 02 9247 4651
Fax: 02 9252 2476
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