Feastday Freebies – St Therese of Lisieux

  Saint Therese of Lisieux is an inspiring saint – and that’s putting it mildly! Today, October 1, is her feastday and to celebrate we’re giving away some digital images for your devices. And there’s no catch! Read Sarah’s reflection on Saint Therese of Lisieux here and, for more spiritual insight you can’t go past the […]

You Should Be On Team Raoul

  The Phantom of the Opera is one of those beautifully atmospheric novels, and musicals, that enthrals audiences all over the world. I confess to loving it myself – I’ve read the book more times than I can count and watched the musical, the Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler version, several times. Recently I stumbled […]

The Power Of Silence

Title: The Power Of Silence Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Paperback and Electronic Pages: 248   They say that words are powerful but in his book The Power of Silence, Robert Cardinal Sarah makes a compelling case for the alternative. Aptly titled, this is the kind of book that speaks directly to the […]

Our Soul’s Reflection

  When you look at yourself in the mirror, what is it that you see? Do you see a beautiful and unique daughter of God, a coheir with Christ, a woman called to a particular vocation? Yeah, me neither. We’re too concerned by the lines that are growing deeper, or the blemishes that seem to […]

Father’s Day Freebies

  Father’s Day rolls around every year and I’m scratching my head for ideas as to what to get hubby this year, I mean, aside from the socks and chocolate that is! Considering the amount of time hubby has to spend on the computer and his smart phone for work I decided that designing a wallpaper […]

Supernatural Heroes

  There is a certain type of magnetism that pulls little boys towards fictional superheroes. As the mother of 3 boys (and 2 girls) I know this all too well! Certainly, there is little wrong in wanting to be a hero and save the day – nobody in my house actually enjoys playing the villain […]

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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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  • Feastday Freebies - St Therese of Lisieux

    Feastday Freebies – St Therese of Lisieux

      Saint Therese of Lisieux is an inspiring saint – and that’s putting it mildly! Today, October 1, is her feastday and to celebrate we’re giving away some digital images for your devices. And there’s no catch! Read Sarah’s reflection on Saint Therese of Lisieux here and, for more spiritual insight you can’t go past the […]

  • Our Soul’s Reflection

    Our Soul’s Reflection

      When you look at yourself in the mirror, what is it that you see? Do you see a beautiful and unique daughter of God, a coheir with Christ, a woman called to a particular vocation? Yeah, me neither. We’re too concerned by the lines that are growing deeper, or the blemishes that seem to […]

  • Supernatural Heroes

    Supernatural Heroes

      There is a certain type of magnetism that pulls little boys towards fictional superheroes. As the mother of 3 boys (and 2 girls) I know this all too well! Certainly, there is little wrong in wanting to be a hero and save the day – nobody in my house actually enjoys playing the villain […]

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    Build Community

      I’ve been working on a history book, alongside a priest from my diocese, for our upcoming diocesan centenary and as I’ve been writing chapters about the foundation of local parishes I’ve found myself lamenting days gone by. Ah, you say, the grass is always greener and I couldn’t agree more. No, I am not […]

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  • Our Soul’s Reflection

    Our Soul’s Reflection

      When you look at yourself in the mirror, what is it that you see? Do you see a beautiful and unique daughter of God, a coheir with Christ, a woman called to a particular vocation? Yeah, me neither. We’re too concerned by the lines that are growing deeper, or the blemishes that seem to […]

  • Exercising The Little Grey Cells

    Exercising The Little Grey Cells

      The following is a short story example by one of our own to encourage entries in our YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition! Hopefully you enjoy this one and are inspired to write your own! – Emily   “I should have made an excellent detective,” exclaimed Prudence Fairweather, casting aside the latest Agatha Christie […]

  • DIY Fatima Set

    DIY Fatima Set

      This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

  • YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

    YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

      Do you enjoy reading detective fiction? Have you ever considered writing your own? We’re running a short story competition to find some new Catholic Detectives and, well, just have a little fun writing and reading some fiction. The rules and conditions follow below. Essentially we’re just looking for short stories that are Catholic Detective […]

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    Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

      To say we struggled with the services over Easter this year is something of an understatement. And Good Friday proved to be too much altogether. To begin with, the cathedral was packed and our family of seven ended up being divided into two pews one behind the other which of course, Masters 3 and […]

  • God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

    God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

      Master 9 and I were talking about Saint Anthony of Padua this week. It was his feast day and I’d taken the kids to a weekday Mass that evening. Master 9 asked how long it was after we asked Saint Anthony for help that he answered. It was, and remains, a good question. And […]

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