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 ā€“ trim

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 ofĀ  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

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 toĀ having children I thought I had it all worked out, I had read all theĀ books right? I presented parent information nights on the challengesĀ and pressures of adolescence, puberty education evenings forĀ parents and their children and seminars to high school

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

Lovers of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:23+10:00March 17th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Deep within the essence of the marital relationship is a parental capacity; the potential for husband and wife to gift each other with the new identity of ā€˜motherā€™ or ā€˜fatherā€™. This potential rests in a profound human desire to give life; to expend and extend our own existence beyond ourselves to the next generation. This

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, somethingā€™s going on... December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most significant Marian apparitions in the Churchā€™s history and some 13 million people make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico

Emotional Availability

By |2017-09-06T06:03:30+10:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The most valuable investment we can make for our childrenā€™s development is one that we often overlook because of its simplicity. Attention is the Currency of Relationships Parents consistently assure me that they want ā€˜the bestā€™ for their children. They invest time and money in education, enrichment, and extra-curricular activities to give their children every

Family Rituals

By |2017-09-06T05:25:28+10:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Rituals are tremendously important in family life. Many of our fondest memories of our childhood relate to family rituals, like long Christmas lunches, Sunday walks on the beach, buying ice-creams after Mass, praying the Rosary or reading bedtime stories together. Rituals nurture the emotional and spiritual health of the family. They promote belonging and intimacy