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

2016 March | Simplify

By |2017-03-16T00:31:43+10:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lent is the perfect time to prune whatever distracts us from the enjoyment of God’s presence and peace. Many self-help experts preach decluttering and simplifying in order to create a calmer and more focused mind. For Catholics, neat cupboards alone won’t really cut it in the spiritual life, but Jesus did ask us to live

What to Keep Checklist

By |2016-02-29T00:32:39+10:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When deciding what stays and what goes you might want to consider the following: Prayer and reflection. Does your family have a place for quiet, spiritually nourishing reading, watching or listening, or prayer? A comfortable chair or beanbag with a nice outlook near a prayer space, family altar or in a quiet corner is ideal.

Holy Clutter Burial Ceremony

By |2017-10-26T04:51:10+10:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Help! I can’t find my Prayer Space anymore! What are you supposed to do with all the broken, damaged, or worn-out rosary beads, Ash Wednesday palms, holy cards, prayer cards, medals, scapulars, and other religious objects that accumulate and mysteriously multiply? Do you feel guilty about unceremoniously binning them? If you are feeling totally overwhelmed

2016 Jan – Feb Mercy

By |2018-06-08T06:48:32+10:00January 4th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Central to the experience of God’s mercy is the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a specific sacrament for healing and mercy. Sam Guzeman and Linda Lochtefeld offer their powerful experiences of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Connie Rossini suggests some other ways we can celebrate

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

Fasting Before Feasting

By |2017-09-07T03:07:47+10:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

This year, consider fasting not only as a Lenten discipline in preparation for the feast of Easter, but as a time-honoured means of growing closer to God and neighbour... writes Marilyn Rodrigues Are you doing any fasting this Lent? A good friend of mine who is Coptic orthodox is undergoing his annual great Lenten fast

2014 October

By |2017-09-07T02:05:43+10:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Conversation about... Housework Featuring: Bernard Toutounji, Marilyn Rodrigues and the Housework survey results! If you'd like to print this eMagazine, simply enter full screen mode, click on the 'Share' button and select the 'Download' option from the drop-down menu. It will download a PDF for offline viewing and printing. HOW DOES YOUR FAMILY DO

A Christian Family…

By |2017-09-06T06:44:15+10:00June 27th, 2013|Categories: Memes, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Christian family is not one which is faultless... but one which counts on God for... practical needs and for grace. - Marilyn Rodrigues More from Marilyn Rodrigues: Faithful, Faulty Families God is Here: The Eucharist Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Daddy Difference  

The Jesse Tree

By |2017-09-06T06:09:11+10:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get into the spirit of Advent with your family with this guide to Jesus’ Family Tree. Contemplating God’s Family & Ours Children learn about love from being loved, and for most of us that love comes from our families. We develop our sense of identity, purpose, security and belonging largely from our families. It’s no different