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DIY Jesse Tree Ornaments

DIY Jesse Tree Ornaments

  Christmas is coming up. While it may still be a few months away, it is the perfect time to start planning if you are thinking of undertaking any DIY projects for Advent. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to paint Jesse Tree Ornaments. These are the ones I made last year, […]

Keeping The Lord’s Day Holy

Keeping The Lord’s Day Holy

  It is a well acknowledged fact that the Lord’s Day, Sunday, should be kept holy. As one of the Ten Commandments, its significance is paramount. Yet, how often we neglect this. Certainly, we may view Sunday as a day of rest – from the working week – but it should also be a day […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 25th September 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 18th September 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

Playing Liturgical Politics

Playing Liturgical Politics

  If you were to ask me what sort of Catholic I was, I’d answer: moderate. I am not such a traditionalist that I view the Extraordinary form (Latin) of the Mass as the only Mass I would ever attend, nor am I so liberal as to suggest that the liturgy of the Mass is […]

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

  Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

God Saw You Needed This Trial

God Saw You Needed This Trial

  This earthly life is one of trial and don’t we mothers know it? Every day in our domestic realm there seems to be new trials, new challenges and a certain amount of battle fatigue. No sooner are our children out of one challenging phase than they’re entrenched in another: nocturnal restlessness, biting, sickness, curiosity […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 11th September 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

  Despite having a large (enough) online presence I do not have an Instagram account. And I don’t want one. I spend too much time scrolling through Pinterest – though in my defence I do actually create a small percentage of the things I pin, but it’s like, 3% – and my Facebook feed where […]

Book Review: A Family Of Saints

Book Review: A Family Of Saints

Once in a while you pick up a book that immediately resonates with you, one you read slowly, savouring each chapter and meditating on it during the day when the cares of life prevent you from reading on any further. One that inspires you to greater things, to loftier ambitions and to an increased spiritual […]