The Sacredness in Simplicity

By |2020-05-08T14:07:36+10:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Simple is sacred. In an over-performance culture, the greatest gift a parent can give is a sense of belonging and acceptance. Susanne North explores how the simple life supports this sacred mission. Connection is crucial In a world full of uncertainties, anxieties and an over-performance culture of never being good enough, the biggest gifts that

The World on a Forced Sabbatical

By |2020-05-08T13:31:13+10:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has taken a deadly, invisible and microscopic enemy to force the whole world to stop dead in its tracks. Susanne North explores the upside to the world-wide forced sabbatical. A forced sabbatical It became law, overnight, everywhere. It was weird at first. Then, slowly, an almost collective sigh as people were given the permission

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

From Chaotic to Calm

By |2019-02-11T10:38:01+10:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When our Lord and Saviour entered into this world, he did so in all simplicity, humility and gentleness. He suffered His passion and death in order to set us free from all the forms of bondage our world has to offer. BUT ARE WE TRULY FREE ? Do we really enjoy this freedom? Or have

2015 July

By |2017-09-07T04:16:36+10:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

During the writing of this month’s CathFamily, Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si was released. The Pope issues us with a challenge: to answer the call to be more attuned to the natural world. For many of us, this means challenging the consumer lifestyle which leads to more clutter and more stress. Our featured