Mary Undoer of Knots

By |2020-09-15T15:32:17+10:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer, September|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It was time to call in the big guns—Mary, the mother of God, and some industrious cherubs. I’d been wrestling with several impossible problems. Talk therapy worked to a degree. But certain issues are beyond copays and conversation. As a manager, I distributed work to capable employees, and I now imagined turning my personal issues

Saint Francis

By |2017-09-07T06:08:47+10:00July 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer, Seasonal, Special Feasts|

From Party Boy To Radical Christ-Follower St Francis (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone) was the popular son of a silk merchant who dreamed of a military career during the Crusades. He was generous and popular and lived a luxurious lifestyle. In his early 20s he was captured and imprisoned after a skirmish with a

The Mother Who Loves Me Chaplet of Prayer

By |2018-04-24T05:02:57+10:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer|

The millions of pilgrims who travel to Medjugorje each year are a sign of the love that Mary has for all of her children. Mary is said to have appeared to six visionaries many times beginning in 1981. The Church has not officially approved the visions, but encourages pilgrims to visit what has become an important centre

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

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

The Feminine Genius

By |2017-09-07T04:09:46+10:00May 10th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

An invitation... I am a mother to three young children under the age of six. Prior to having children I thought I had it all worked out, I had read all the books right? I presented parent information nights on the challenges and pressures of adolescence, puberty education evenings for parents and their children and seminars to high school

St Patrick’s Breastplate

By |2017-09-07T03:50:33+10:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

St Patrick is one of the Church's most well known saints and is practically synonymous with all things Irish. This saint is ultimately very mysterious, living, preaching and converting the inhabitants of the Emerald Isle in the 5th century AD. This beloved saint also gave us a beautiful prayer known as St Patrick's Breastplate or