Mother of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:00+10:00March 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When an insignificant, barren hill in Mexico becomes the destination for 13 million pilgrims a year, something’s going on... December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most significant Marian apparitions in the Church’s history and some 13 million people make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

By |2018-01-03T03:01:10+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Carl Anderson underscores the incredible complexity of the Image. Every detail about the image had a meaning for the indigenous people, The image itself was a pictographic codex, a method traditionally used to record and transmit religious and cultural practices before the arrival of the Spanish. Here are some of the key elements. The colour

Couple’s Corner: October 2011

By |2017-09-06T05:29:42+10:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Rosary as Awesome Couple Prayer Many couples pray the Rosary regularly; they find the simple rhythm and set format an easy way to reconnect with the heart of their spouse, a love founded in Christ. It is also a prayer for spouses under stress. When tempers flare, or wounds are deep, the Rosary powerfully

The Rosary

By |2017-09-06T05:29:31+10:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A Calling Card for Heaven Does your family pray the rosary? Would you like to begin it as a family tradition but it’s just too hard to manage? By Marilyn Rodrigues Toddlers with their short attention spans, older children and spouses all with their own schedules can certainly test a commitment to any kind of

A Mother’s Heart

By |2017-09-06T05:24:07+10:00August 25th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For more than forty years I have been honouring my mother on Mothers’ Day, yet it has never really occurred to me to honour the woman who is both perfect mother and heavenly mother: Mary. She truly is ‘blest among women’ for she surpasses all the wonderful and loving contributions made to my life by

Annunciation Candle

By |2019-08-01T15:53:47+10:00July 18th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This neat little activity was adapted from Women for Faith and Family Materials: Large Pillar Candle, white (purity) or blue (for Mary) Small image of the baby Jesus. Small square of white cloth or ribbon Pins Knife Method: Take the pillar candle and carve a niche into it with the knife (or any other carving

The Announcement!

By |2019-03-15T14:50:39+10:00July 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Celebrate the world’s biggest announcement with Mary this Lent. What if Mary had said ‘no’? Would the Archangel Gabriel have tried the maiden next door? Did God have a plan B for saving the world? I remember the excitement and nervous anticipation with which my husband and I went to tell our parents that we