By Francine Pirola | October 17, 2018

Microcalligraphy, or micrography, is a Jewish form of contemplating scripture developed in the 9th century. It uses minute hand-scribed passages of the scriptures to trace…

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St Therese of Lisieux: Living Faith Beads

By Kiara Pirola | September 25, 2018

St Therese of Lisieux, also called The Little Flower, was known for her simple yet profound faith. She reportedly carried a string of ten beads…

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A Blessing for your Home

By Kiara Pirola | July 12, 2018

The home is the place where we learn to love. It is in our homes that our children are first introduced to love; in our homes where…

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Emotional Literacy

By Francine Pirola | June 22, 2018

Emotional Intelligence, sometimes abbreviated to ‘EQ’, is widely recognised as important for human flourishing. Some psychologists would argue that it’s the most important of the…

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit Tree

By CathFamily | May 14, 2018

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. …Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep…

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Confirmation Prayer Cards

By Francine Pirola | May 10, 2018

Confirmation is the completion of the graces received at Baptism and from the earliest days of Christianity was closely linked to the Sacrament of Baptism.…

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Raising Money-Smart Kids

By CathFamily | September 11, 2017

Children can be taught to love things and use people or to love people and use things. Money is a most powerful created thing which…

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Joy-Raising Lemonade Cupcake Stall

By CathFamily | September 8, 2017

Last year one of our daughters and her friend, nine and 10 years old at the time, ran a stall to raise money that they…

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World day of Prayer for Peace

By Guest Author | September 1, 2017

Pope John Paul II organised the first World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi, Italy, in October 1986. In all there were 160 religious…

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Plant a Mary’s garden

By Francine Pirola | August 23, 2017

May is the month of Mary. Why not plant a Mary’s Garden this month, as a sign of devotion and to create a place of…

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Acts of Mercy, Acts of Love

By CathFamily | August 7, 2017

Another special theme of Advent, along with waiting, is mercy. Advent is an intense time of waiting for God the Father’s great act of mercy…

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5 Fast facts about advent

By CathFamily | August 4, 2017

 When does advent begin and end? Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The first Sunday of Advent is the start…

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