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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Wait, Lead!

Don’t Wait, Lead!

  I have been devouring The Benedict Option by Rob Dreher (which, if you haven’t heard of yet you need to google it now and order a copy, I’m just saying) and whilst I am really loving the content there is something that’s bugging me. I mean, this guy has taken the time to research […]

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

    This gem of a book is an exploration of the elusive Third person of the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit, and as such it expounds the different ways in which the Spirit is referred to, described and understood. I have to admit that I found that each chapter read somewhat like a homily […]

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 […]

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

  I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

Share In His Suffering

Share In His Suffering

      Saint Teresa of Calcutta is a spiritual inspiration of mine. Perhaps you may have already gathered that from my recent post on the Domestic Missionary? My daily meditations are taken from the book Jesus, The Word To Be Spoken which is a collection of prayers and meditations for every day of the […]

Simple Garden Prayer Space

Simple Garden Prayer Space

  Such a peaceful serenity can be experienced being outdoors. You can see it in your children and in yourself. The fresh breeze, the tranquility and beauty of nature, it can lead us into inspiration, awe and wonder at God’s creation. What a perfect setting to pray? You will be free from the distractions of […]

Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

   There are some Saint’s whose work began only to help those around them and yet became so much more than that. Saint Teresa of Avila is one such saint. Known as the reformer of the Carmelite order, seeking to return her beloved order to a more austere life, Saint Teresa sought also to encourage […]