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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 […]

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 […]

How To Start A Prayer Journal

How To Start A Prayer Journal

   Do you find yourself getting distracted during mental prayer? Does your mind wander? Do you ever have a problem that you wish you could just vent to someone but it is too personal to share? Perhaps you are just yearning to develop your relationship with God but you find it difficult to make time […]

Prayer Directory

Prayer Directory

  The following prayer directory is a list of all the prayers and devotions we have compiled on the site so far. We hope you find these useful for maintaining your prayer personal and family prayer lives.   Short Prayers Act Of Contrition (Long Version) The Angelus Bedtime Prayer Grace Before and After Meals Guardian […]

Mark This Important Day! World Day of Prayer For The Care of Creation

Mark This Important Day! World Day of Prayer For The Care of Creation

  Tuesday 1st September is the World day of prayer for the Care of Creation. Here are a few suggestions for you and your family to mark this important day. Attend mass. Start reading Laudato Si’. Share an inspirational paragraph of Laudato Si to a friend. Gather together with family to praise God for his […]