The Sanguine And The Melancholic

The Four Temperaments: Sanguine You tend to be someone who is lively, sociable and carefree. You tend to make friends easily and view life with optimism. You have a creative and imaginative side. You are usually flexible but also flighty. Choleric You are definitely extroverted! You may often be excitable, impulsive and at times restless. […]

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

Title: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love Author: Father Wilfrid Stinissen Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Electronic and paperback Pages: 160   Acclaimed spiritual writer Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen presents insightful reflections on the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Holy Trinity, emphasizing the importance of the Spirit in the life of a Christian. He […]

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

   If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

  I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

Falling Short Of Perfect

   Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve missed two events at my children’s school that I wanted to attend. Unfortunately, as much as I admire the children’s school for so many reasons, one of its weaknesses has been the communication with parents and what’s happening around the school. Having said this, they have made […]

Share In His Suffering

      Saint Teresa of Calcutta is a spiritual inspiration of mine. Perhaps you may have already gathered that from my recent post on the Domestic Missionary? My daily meditations are taken from the book Jesus, The Word To Be Spoken which is a collection of prayers and meditations for every day of the […]

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    3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

      Recently I watched a video where mums ‘aired’ their bad habits. Or more specifically described the type of mothers they believed they were. Unfortunately it was rather negative. What was the number one thing mums said they struggle with? (Can you guess??) Impatience. I was so surprised to hear how basically every mother said […]

  • DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

    DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

        You may remember our Saint Bag Tags that featured Saints Thomas Aquinas, Benedict and Catherine of Alexandra, all of whom are patron saints of students. With another child off to school this year I added Saint Gemma Galgani to the mix and you can make one yourself, they’re the perfect project for a […]

  • Store Bought Biscuits

    Store Bought Biscuits

      You know I’m not travelling along well if you see store bought biscuits in the packed lunches at my house. I’ve always endeavoured to make biscuits, cakes or slices, for morning tea and with allergies and food intolerance’s in our house it was often out of necessity rather than design. But I also like […]

  • Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

    Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

        If there’s a universal rule about packed lunches it’s this: after a while they become boring and uninspiring. The Earl of Sandwich may have been on to something, but our reliance on the carb loaded midday meal is a peculiar feature of our Western diet. As the primary lunch maker in our house […]

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  • Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

    Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

        This gem of a book is an exploration of the elusive Third person of the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit, and as such it expounds the different ways in which the Spirit is referred to, described and understood. I have to admit that I found that each chapter read somewhat like a homily […]

  • DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

    DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

       If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

  • How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

    How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

      I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

  • Share In His Suffering

    Share In His Suffering

          Saint Teresa of Calcutta is a spiritual inspiration of mine. Perhaps you may have already gathered that from my recent post on the Domestic Missionary? My daily meditations are taken from the book Jesus, The Word To Be Spoken which is a collection of prayers and meditations for every day of the […]

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  • DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

    DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

       If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

  • How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

    How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

      I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

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    Simple Garden Prayer Space

      Such a peaceful serenity can be experienced being outdoors. You can see it in your children and in yourself. The fresh breeze, the tranquility and beauty of nature, it can lead us into inspiration, awe and wonder at God’s creation. What a perfect setting to pray? You will be free from the distractions of […]

  • Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

    Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

      To say I was excited to see De Maria’s latest book was a Catholic whodunit would be an extreme understatement. I reviewed her novel, We’ll Never Tell Them, and was impressed by her style. I started to read this book as soon as I had downloaded it to my Kindle library – and I […]

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  • Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

    Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

    Title: The Way Of Prayer Author: Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Electronic and paperback Pages: 205   This acclaimed commentary on Saint Teresa of Avila’s classic work, Way of Perfection, discusses the various forms of Christian prayer, with an emphasis on Teresa’s meditation on the Our Father. The author, […]

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    Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

      This is not a paid endorsement.   Do you feel you are missing out because you can’t afford the satellite installation or you don’t have TV access? Good news! If you have a smart phone, tablet, iPad, you can download the free app. From there you can watch the live stream or choose from […]

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