Lectio Divina

By |2019-01-07T13:40:39+10:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|Tags: , , , , , |

Lection Divina is an ancient and powerful way of praying with scripture. It is so simple that it can be used every day. Yet it is also powerful, drawing forth deep riches from The Word of God. Following five steps, preparing, listening, reflecting, responding and acting on The Word, this prayer is like a dialogue

2016 Nov | Accompany

By |2017-09-07T05:00:42+10:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues In this edition we feature the testimonials and commentary of people who are walking with those whose life circumstances and choices make it difficult for them to feel that they belong in the Catholic family. Many same-sex attracted or gender questioning Catholics, for example, feel rejected by the Church rather

Mother’s Day Photo Bouquet

By |2017-09-07T04:34:53+10:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Give mum a bouquet of flowers that will last all year and remind her of you. Materials: Cardboard in various colours Chenille pipe cleaners Photographs of children Glue, scissors Ribbon Method: Draw or trace the petal templates onto cardboard. Decorate with markers or patterned paper if desired. Position your photographs in the hole – trim

Stations of Glory

By |2020-03-31T11:01:23+10:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easter is not just a weekend, it’s a whole season! It begins on Easter Sunday and runs through to Pentecost, seven weeks in duration. The colour gold or white is used during this time to signify the glory of the Lord and our joy in the resurrection. It is a time when we, as a

Holy Week Explained

By |2017-09-07T04:02:52+10:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s a wonderful season packed to the brim with meaningful ceremonies that bring us to reflect on the mystery of God’s love. Yet we truck from ceremony to ceremony to family lunches and then wrangle over-sugared and overtired children into bed with an exhausted sigh of relief… Is it any wonder that the reverence and wonder of the week

2015 January

By |2017-09-07T02:42:00+10:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From the Editor It’s Christmas! And in Australia, that means long summer holidays. So we have re-published a previous edition to keep the Christmas Spirit going all season long. It’s been an exciting year, with our shiny new website and our shiny new eMagazine too. Next year we’ve got big plans, so please stay tuned!

2014 December

By |2017-03-15T03:10:11+10:00December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Advent is upon us! In this edition, our Christmas focus is Surprise Babies in honour of the ultimate surprise baby, Jesus. This month’s article features the testimony of Louise Elliott, one of our readers whose ‘surprise baby’ was born a week before Christmas in 2013. The article also shares some insights into

2014 August

By |2017-03-15T01:01:43+10:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor This month is the second in our Sacrament Essentials series. The featured sacrament is Baptism and we have written this with a mind to provide a bit of theology and also practical and simple ways of doing it in every day life. After all, theology that does not move us to action

2014 June

By |2017-09-07T02:39:29+10:00June 3rd, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hello and welcome to the first in our special series on the Sacraments! For Catholics, Sacraments are a big deal. They are major maturing milestones in our faith life, and often the centre of our communal life. Despite their centrality, many parents feel ill-equipped to prepare their children for the Sacraments, relying instead almost solely on

On a Mission from God

By |2017-09-07T00:09:40+10:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fostering vocations in your children. Priests and Nuns and Brothers don't grow on trees! There has been a lot discussion in recent decades about the decline in vocations. Indeed this has come to a crisis point in the western world with parishes closing and merging, religious orders dwindling into aged care homes and seminaries standing