St Valentine was a bishop in Rome who was imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. While in jail, Valentine healed the blind daughter of his jailor and they became friends. He was eventually beheaded in Rome on February 14, 269 AD, signing a farewell note
St Patrick is one of the Church's most well known saints and is practically synonymous with all things Irish. This saint is ultimately very mysterious, living, preaching and converting the inhabitants of the Emerald Isle in the 5th century AD. This beloved saint also gave us a beautiful prayer known as St Patrick's Breastplate or
From the Editor It’s Christmas! And in Australia, that means long summer holidays. So we have re-published a previous edition to keep the Christmas Spirit going all season long. It’s been an exciting year, with our shiny new website and our shiny new eMagazine too. Next year we’ve got big plans, so please stay tuned!
From the Editor Hello Dear Readers! This month we are taking on the painful subject of grief and loss. Our Christian Faith is a source of enormous hope and healing in the face of death. Death, paradoxically, is both an evil and yet it is only by dying that we are born into the eternal
St Francis of Assisi | 4th October "Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St Francis of Assisi St Pope Callistus I | 14th October St Teresa of Avila | 15th October St Hedwig of Silesia | 16th October "Would you oppose the will
Celebrate the grandparents in your family with this simple craft project. It's as easy as downloading the template, printing it, and letting the kids attack it with colour-in implements! You could also use photos, collage materials, glitter, sequins, anything to make it that little bit more special. Download Template Here See also: Bedtime Blessing Peace
In our culture of busyness, family meals are often a casualty. And with loss of these traditions, we also lose connection and important relationship time. The benefits of family meals are not just due to the superior nutritional intake, which does tend to deteriorate in the ‘eat on the run’ alternative. The social interaction that occurs around the family
Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last... Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) Christmastide is an ancient tradition, marking celebrations for twelve days. In the Middle Ages, it was a time of continuous feasting and revelry. It
Do your own little bit of evangelisation this Halloween and avoid some of the unhealthy, tooth-rotting candy. Why not hand out these little scripture cards with a glow stick or savory snack? The free template comes with four different scripture passages about light. Print it onto think card stock and cut around the dotted lines.