Marilyn Rodrigues

About Marilyn Rodrigues

Marilyn is a writer and editor and you will find her work on CathFamily, in FRANKLY magazine and the The Catholic Weekly newspaper, and on her personal blog. She is also a contributor to the Catholic radio program The Journey. She and her husband Peter live with their five children in Sydney. I’m a wife to Peter and mother to five children. We live in suburban Sydney.

An important conversation

By |2017-09-08T03:36:38+10:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Annulment, Articles, Marriage, Mercy|

Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, ‘God with us’. And as the body of Christ the Church also needs to remain with, embrace and guide people in the different situations and circumstances of their lives, including situations which have tended to place them on the margins of the worshipping community. And especially when their choices have complicated

St Val’s Secret Messages of Love

By |2017-01-27T03:20:49+10:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Craft, February|Tags: , , |

The tradition of giving a card or letter to one’s beloved on St Valentine’s Day comes from the bishop St Valentine’s letters from prison in Rome. He was arrested and imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. While in jail, Valentine healed the blind daughter of

Who was St Valentine?

By |2017-01-30T02:22:35+10:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, February, Marriage, Mary & the Saints, Seasonal, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , |

St Valentine was a bishop in Rome who was imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. While in jail, Valentine healed the blind daughter of his jailor and they became friends. He was eventually beheaded in Rome on February 14, 269 AD, signing a farewell note

Maximise your Day…

By |2017-10-06T00:34:21+10:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Weekday mornings used to be so stressful at our place. I always lost track of the time. I’d forget whether I’d taken my multivitamin or not, and where my keys and sunglasses were. The kids were always scrambling around looking for their shoes at the last minute, too afraid to ask me for help because

2016 Aug | MacKillop

By |2018-08-01T14:10:46+10:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Many wonderful saints share the month of August for their feast days, but it is hard as an Australian to pass up the opportunity to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, the congregational leader of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, has

2016 July | Creation – Care of the Common Home

By |2017-09-07T04:42:05+10:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines, Lifestyle, Ordinary Time, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues  On awe, praise and the care of creation Has your child ever been captivated by the sight of a full, golden, moon hanging low on the horizon, drawn to running water, or collected shells, rocks and sticks? It’s been one year since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment,

2016 Jan – Feb Mercy

By |2018-06-08T06:48:32+10:00January 4th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Central to the experience of God’s mercy is the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a specific sacrament for healing and mercy. Sam Guzeman and Linda Lochtefeld offer their powerful experiences of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Connie Rossini suggests some other ways we can celebrate

A Vision of Mercy

By |2015-12-22T03:08:14+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to experience in a new and deeper way the joy of giving and receiving mercy during the Jubilee year. In this way, he believes, the Church will be more effective at witnessing to God’s mercy. It is impossible to be genuinely merciful towards others, or even be fully aware of