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How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

  I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

With 6 You Get A Minivan

With 6 You Get A Minivan

  Well, it’s happened at long last. After over 10 years of marriage and being open to life we have just purchased our first…minivan. We suspected that this day would come, although a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) late last year had led us to believe that baby number six may not be a […]

Printable Prayer Book - For Mums

Printable Prayer Book – For Mums

If you know me you have heard me mention how much I enjoy Lent, not because I particularly enjoy sacrifice! (No that bit is hard) but I do enjoy how it just seems to come about at just the right time. We have been on a high feasting and celebrating over Christmas and New year, […]

Printable Lenten Prayer Book - For Kids

Printable Lenten Prayer Book – For Kids

  In our family this year we decided as part of our Lenten promises we would adopt a better prayer life. This would include set prayers, said every day at about the same time each day. So to help make these new habits as easy to adopt as possible. We made little mini prayer books […]

This Sunday’s Homily – Father Peter Murphy

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  This Sunday’s Homily By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. ClICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW (on Holy Spirit’s website)

A Glimpse Of A Childless Society

A Glimpse Of A Childless Society

  There’s been one DVD watched on repeat these school holidays, when the mercury too often climbed above 40 degrees, and one I remember fondly from my childhood; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Of course, on the surface it’s a frivolous musical, full of fun, folly and adventure. But as I watch it now, through the […]

The Liturgical Mash-up That Is On Point!

The Liturgical Mash-up That Is On Point!

  It’s a rare occurrence that has many talking – this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, the day synonymous with roses, chocolates and romance. And certainly, at first glance Saint Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday are not compatible. I mean, romantic love and a day given over to fasting and abstinence? I guess […]

Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

   A little while back Sarah H posted a great tutorial on making Jesse Tree ornaments here. And while I loved her set, something I have a lot of is fabric, not wood. With this in mind I created a felt ornament set that was true to Sarah’s original painted images. Because the designs are fairly simple […]

The Hidden Life Of Mothers

The Hidden Life Of Mothers

    One of the biggest myths present in our contemporary society is that being a mother is normal, natural and, subsequently, easy. That because of its very commonness, and therefore ordinariness, all women might successfully undertake this role without any relevant experience or education. That this myth fails to recognise the all too common […]

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 […]