April 2015 ANZAC SPECIAL

By |2017-03-15T23:19:45+10:00April 9th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This ANZAC Day, we have gone to a little extra effort to mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI. We present to you here a story that is often overlooked in our mainstream histories and national rituals; the story of Catholic military chaplains. These men worked tirelessly for the material and spiritual well

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

Meditating with Children

By |2017-09-06T05:47:34+10:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Children as young as five can learn to meditate silently for a minute or two at a time. It may help them to have a picture or a candle to look at, or to close their eyes as they use a short mantra such as “Come Lord Jesus” or “I love you Jesus.” This is

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

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

Rosary Fruit Skewers Recipe

By |2017-09-06T04:29:02+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Mary & the Saints, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Give traditional fruit skewers a ‘holy’ twist! Praying is not compulsory whilst eating but certainly recommended! Ingredients for 10: Half a Watermelon 2 Bananas 30 Seedless grapes 10 Large Strawberries 10 Bamboo skewers Method: Cut a 2 cm (3/4”) slab of watermelon. Remove the skin and cut into 5cmx5cm squares. Trim small squares from the

The Rosary With Children

By |2020-10-01T09:45:55+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Get your kids involved in the Rosary with this simple craft activity. There is no better time than now to start something beautiful in your family’s prayer life. Why pray the Rosary? At heart, the Rosary is a Christ-centered prayer, in which we sit with Mary and contemplate Jesus. Through the rhythmic meditation of the