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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 […]

How I Find Time To Blog

How I Find Time To Blog

  If there’s one question that I get asked a lot it’s this: how do you find the time to blog? Yes, I daresay that I seem fairly prolific, and so I could answer that I’m just good at time management. But that would not be true. I’m a busy mum of five and blogging […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

  To say I was surprised to find a devotional that incorporated Gilmore Girls and Scripture, as a means to improving our prayer lives, is something of an understatement. To be honest, I was somewhat sceptical, but Mary Carver has written a bright, engaging and thought provoking devotional. It covers a range of topics, including; […]

100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

   100 years ago the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children at Cova da Iria, on the outskirts of Fatima. Over the course of six months, Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On July 13, 1917 she revealed to the children a secret. After many years, […]

Praying The Stations Of The Cross With Young Kids

Praying The Stations Of The Cross With Young Kids

  A few years ago, I decided to start a new family tradition: praying the Stations of the Cross as a family on Good Friday. Attending the Triduum services already made for a busy weekend, including late nights on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, plus skipping afternoon naps on Good Friday. It was just a […]

DIY Teacher's Prayer Gift

DIY Teacher’s Prayer Gift

  The final school term of the year is drawing to a close and, if you’re like me, you’re only now starting to think about a small gift to give to your child’s teacher. This year I decided to make something that was economical – because we all know that at this time of year […]

Prayer Is Provocative

Prayer Is Provocative

      The secular world finds prayer provocative and confrontational. Only recently a volunteer, praying outside the Abortion clinic in Albury was attacked in an unprovoked assault and had his jaw broken. His crime: praying. Donna Maria Cooper O’Boyle recounts her own experiences of the provocative nature of prayer in her book Rooted in […]

Product Review: Radiant Rosaries

Product Review: Radiant Rosaries

   We go through a lot of Rosary beads in our house. Those beads connected by chains are routinely pulled apart by duelling siblings, so much so that I’ve invested in beading pliers just to fix them. Plastic Rosary beads last until the beads start disintegrating under the constant chewing of younger children and even […]