Meditating with Children

By |2017-09-06T05:47:34+10:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Children as young as five can learn to meditate silently for a minute or two at a time. It may help them to have a picture or a candle to look at, or to close their eyes as they use a short mantra such as “Come Lord Jesus” or “I love you Jesus.” This is

A Year of Grace

By |2017-09-06T05:46:46+10:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On Pentecost 2012 Australian Catholics begin a ‘Year of Grace’: a time for all to deepen our relationship with Jesus. In a courageous and humble statement, Australia’s bishops have committed themselves to a year-long journey of prayer and repentance. They will each direct their focus and energies on the person of Jesus, with particular emphasis