Love Language Gifts

By |2018-04-26T05:47:10+10:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Developed by Gary Chapman, the Five Love Languages, is a simple framework that can teach us how to love more effectively. The theory is simple and powerful. Love is like a language. People ‘speak’ love in different ways, some through words of affirmation, others through thoughtful gifts, acts of service, quality time or touch.

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

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

2015 March

By |2017-09-07T03:48:31+10:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mum Likes ME Best! In this issue we have called in one of our parenting experts Dr Gregory Popcak to share some of his insights into the frustrating phenomenon of sibling rivalry and some simple ideas to help your family become a more peaceful, respectful and more harmonious. Let us know what you think in the

Spousal Gifts

By |2018-04-24T01:23:05+10:00December 24th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

It was 1985 and our whole family had gone to hear a talk by visiting Jesuit Father Charles Gallagher. He was proposing a radical approach to Christmas: cancel the bought presents and give gifts of personal sacrifice, affirmation, service and kindness. Instead of the usual toys, movie tickets, clothes or festive foods, he challenged us

Mother’s Day Prayer Card

By |2018-05-03T02:32:33+10:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The perfect card for Mother's Day that honours both our physical and spiritual mothers. It is a simple black and white template for the kids to decorate and has room for a personal message as well. Download and print the template, colour and decorate, trim the excess and fold it! You can write your message

Gingerbread Jesse Tree Cookies

By |2017-10-25T04:51:24+10:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Make your family Jesse Tree even more appetising by creating edible ornaments! This is great fun for kids and is also perfect for morning teas after Mass on Sundays during Advent or as a special Christmas gift. Materials: A favourite gingerbread recipe, or try this one we found from taste.com Royal Icing. If you have never made this before, check out

My Family Crest

By |2017-09-06T05:31:40+10:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A family is made up of different members, who each have their own unique gifts and interests. Design a special crest for your family. You could include your parents, brothers and sisters, or grandparents and pets too. Think about what makes each member unique and special and choose a symbol and colour to represent each

St Nic Candy Cane Holder

By |2017-09-06T04:35:36+10:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

St Nicolas is usually depicted in crimson or deep purple bishop robes (not the bright red of commercial Santas). The European tradition of hanging stockings by the fire and serving oranges comes from the story of the three sisters which is sometimes told with gold balls (represented as oranges) instead of bags of gold. Common

Saint of Generosity

By |2017-09-06T02:15:56+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Who is St Nicolas? Born in the third century in modern day Turkey, his wealthy parents raised Nicolas to be a devout Christian. Responding to Christ’s radical call of total devotion, he gave away his wealth becoming Bishop of Myra while still a young man. He spent a number of years in prison under