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.

The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

By |2015-12-22T03:09:29+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , |

Once we have received and become deeply aware of God’s loving mercy towards us, we’re more able to generously extend God’s love to others through what the Church calls corporal (physical) and spiritual acts of mercy. There are seven of each. Think about it; how many do you already do in your daily life? Which

2015 December

By |2017-09-07T04:21:53+10:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

God has brought us again to this beautiful Advent season of waiting and preparing for Christ to come into the world and into our hearts. You are so good in this busy time of year to take time for some spiritual reading and planning for Christmas! Thank you for your support of CathFamily this year;

O Antiphon Prayer Service

By |2017-09-07T04:21:31+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |

Beginning on December 17, take the O Antiphon Bauble for that day and place it in the sacred space. Download Template Light a candle & make the Sign of the Cross. Leader: Lord Jesus, help us to prepare our hearts for your coming. You are our heavenly Father’s best gift to us. Fill us with

O Antiphon Cards

By |2017-09-07T04:20:25+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Activities, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For the seven days just before Christmas the Divine Office (daily prayer book of the Church) resounds with joyful praise known as the ‘O’ Antiphons. For those of us who somehow manage to get almost to the end of Advent without having done any of the spiritual preparation we had planned - here’s a way

FRANKLY: a game-changer in Catholic parish life

By |2018-11-14T15:46:44+10:00August 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles, FRANKLY, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bursting onto the Catholic scene in parishes this Christmas, FRANKLY is a fresh new publication that will be a power house in evangelisation and a counter-balance to secular negativity about the Church. Visually rich in photography and design, and modelled on the warm and conversational style of Pope Francis, FRANKLY is designed to be given

Motherhood: Living God’s Gift

By |2017-09-07T04:12:27+10:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , |

May is the month of  Mary and also celebrates Mother's Day. In this edition we give tribute to mothers - both heavenly and earth-bound ones. I remember the time my class teacher, Mrs Gardner, had each of us write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. She pinned our responses up on

Fasting Before Feasting

By |2020-02-21T08:52:15+10:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

This year, consider fasting not only as a Lenten discipline in preparation for the feast of Easter, but as a time-honoured means of growing closer to God and neighbour... writes Marilyn Rodrigues Are you doing any fasting this Lent? A good friend of mine who is Coptic orthodox is undergoing his annual great Lenten fast