St Val’s Secret Messages of Love

By |2017-01-27T03:20:49+10:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Craft, February|Tags: , , |

The tradition of giving a card or letter to one’s beloved on St Valentine’s Day comes from the bishop St Valentine’s letters from prison in Rome. He was arrested and 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

Who was St Valentine?

By |2017-01-30T02:22:35+10:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, February, Marriage, Mary & the Saints, Seasonal, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , |

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

Three Ways to Rekindle the Romance this St Valentine’s Day

By |2019-02-04T09:23:52+10:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, February, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

Romance and Mystery One of the things that makes a new romance so exciting and attractive is the element of uncertainty: Is this person really interested in me? Will this person really be the one I’ve longed for? We can all relate to the thrill of the start-up relationship where the other is essentially still

Growing in Love

By |2017-09-07T01:52:41+10:00June 5th, 2014|Categories: Marriage, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

The popularity of St Valentine’s Day grew out of the joy of celebrating romantic married love. The celebration also encourages us to renew and develop that love. God is love and this year we focus on one particular aspect of deepening the love of a couple, whether they are engaged or married – that is,

The Grateful Spouse

By |2017-09-06T05:50:07+10:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If gratitude is good for building resilience in children and bolstering hope in adults, it’s close to a miracle drug for an ailing marriage. Here are three sure ways to use gratitude to transform your experience of your marriage from dull and burdensome to joyful and blessed. Daily Appreciation. So simple, but oh so important!

Gratitude: The Heart-Beat of Love

By |2017-09-06T04:52:13+10:00July 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , |

A little gratitude goes a long way when it comes to happy marriages. New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform a jaded marriage into a joyous encounter. By Marilyn Rodrigues A University of North Carolina study released last month highlighted the association of gratitude with a happy marriage. Cameron Gordon,