The Sacredness in Simplicity

By |2020-05-08T14:07:36+10:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Simple is sacred. In an over-performance culture, the greatest gift a parent can give is a sense of belonging and acceptance. Susanne North explores how the simple life supports this sacred mission. Connection is crucial In a world full of uncertainties, anxieties and an over-performance culture of never being good enough, the biggest gifts that

The World on a Forced Sabbatical

By |2020-05-08T13:31:13+10:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has taken a deadly, invisible and microscopic enemy to force the whole world to stop dead in its tracks. Susanne North explores the upside to the world-wide forced sabbatical. A forced sabbatical It became law, overnight, everywhere. It was weird at first. Then, slowly, an almost collective sigh as people were given the permission

Restorative Practices @ Home

By |2020-03-06T09:22:44+10:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No one puts their feet on the floor each morning with the intention to cause harm to others... write Vic & Liz O’Callaghan. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes they go wrong regularly. This can happen anywhere, but it can often happen at home, and it is hard to talk about it. What can we do?

St Therese of Lisieux: Living Faith Beads

By |2018-09-25T11:54:23+10:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Craft, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 in her pocket as a means of counting the good deeds that she would perform as a daily devotion to God. St Therese's devotions and spirituality became so popular, she

Emotional Literacy

By |2018-06-22T11:42:43+10:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Emotional Intelligence is widely recognised as important for human flourishing. It includes: the ability to identify and appropriately express one’s emotions, the ability to manage and self-regulate negative emotions, and the ability to empathise with others’ emotional state. While people will be gifted to different degrees with Emotional Intelligence (EQ), like all intelligences, we can

The Joy Bomb

By |2018-01-10T01:44:45+10:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you could summarise Patrick in one word, it is joy. If you could bottle Patrick’s joy and sell it, we’d be multi-billionaires. You can get all these books and things on how to find happiness, but nope! All you need is a drop of Patrick! The older kids just adore him. When they come

2016 Dec-Jan | Surprise!

By |2017-03-16T00:59:03+10:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor One of the most wonderful things about children is their surprisability. It’s so easy to surprise them, and their expressions of anticipation, followed by shock and glee, are a joy to behold! Maybe that’s one reason everyone loves Christmas; it’s a golden opportunity to delight and surprise each other. God is always

2016 Sept | Evangelise

By |2017-10-17T03:54:53+10:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Craft, E-Magazines, Ordinary Time, Parenting, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues We have no greater treasure to pass on to our children than our faith. Father of three Sam Guzman, mother of five Carrie McCormack, and youth evangelist Fr Rob Galea share the reasons and the ways they share Christ's good news with the young people in their lives. To view

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