Feast of St. Clare!


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Facts

Feastday: August 11

Patron of eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, television

Birth: 1194

Death: 1253

Canonized By: Pope Alexander IV on September 26, 1255

For more information go to: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=215

Carry Phones!


These two pages here are taken from the 1968 edition of ChildCraft How things Change

 

Bayley Bulletin


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I suggest your check out the Bayley bulletin website as there are quite a few different writing contests, and other fun stuff to look at…….

About the Bayley Bulletin:

The Bayley Bulletin brings Seton teens advice and inspiration, perspectives from other teens and graduates, features from……….read the rest Via http://www.bayleybulletin.com/about-the-bayley-bulletin/

        Here is a link to the latest issue:

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Beyond the Mask


The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he’s never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte – as well as Ben Franklin – while he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. -via Koorong

A revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.
– Koorong

Dove “Family-Approved” For Ages 12 and Over

Please read the content review via Dove review Beyond the Mask

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Our Lady Mary Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia


The Feast Day of Our Lady Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day, dates back to the start of the 1800’s at a time when Napoleon Bonaparte had gaoled Pius VI (who also died in gaol). And later, when Pope Pius VII was elected he too was gaoled by Bonaparte, who kept him prisoner at Fontainebleau.

The Holy Father vowed to God that if he were restored to the Roman See, he would institute a special feast in honour of Mary.

The military eventually forced Bonaparte to release the Pope and on 24 May, 1814 Pius VII returned in triumph to Rome.

Twelve months later the Pope decreed that the Feast of Our Lady Mary Help of Christians be kept on 24 May.

The infant church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary. No priests were sent to the colony in its early days and Mass was not allowed except for one brief year until 1820. It was largely the Rosary in those early days that kept the faith alive.

The Australian Catholic community remained faithful to Mary and Australia was the first nation to choose her under the title, ‘Mary Help of Christians’ as principle Patroness.

Australia also became the first country to have a cathedral dedicated in Our Lady, Mary’s name. St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was dedicated in her honor by the Irish pioneer priest, Fr John Therry who arrived in Sydney in 1820.

via Feast Day – 24 May Our Lady Mary Help of Christians.

How We Imitate Christ by Loving Our Mother – Seton Magazine


How does Jesus teach us to honor our mother? 2014 Seton graduate, Andrew Murphy, reflects on Christ’s love for Mary and how we can imitate His example.

Source: How We Imitate Christ by Loving Our Mother

How to do Rag curls


Today I’ll  show you how to do No-Heat curls! This is something everyone seems to always be looking for. I have done these on myself quite a few times before and they may not work out straight away, but once you get the hang of it, they are actually very easy and will turn out great! But today I’ll show you how to do them on my sisters.

Items Needed:  you will need some bits of cloth or a old t-shirt ripped up into approx. 15- 18 centimeter strips, spray bottle, and a comb or brush.

(Rather than using a cut up t-shirt, you can actually use something just as effective, which you are sure to have around the house… paper towels!)

Time Requirement: roughly 30 minutes or less depending on your hair and length.

Skill Level: Medium

Instructions:

Night: It will depend on how much hair you have so you will have to judge for yourself, on how many rag strips you will need.

The trick is to mist your hair with water, but only until it is just damp, if it’s any wetter the curls won’t dry properly and then they will not work.

Starting at the ends, wrap a  medium sized section of your hair around one of the strips of cloth and then slowly roll it upward.  Once you reach your desired height, gently tie the strip in place.  Make sure that you tie the strip tight enough; so they won’t fall out in the night.

Once you have tied all your hair up in bundles, wrap a thin scarf around your head and tie it up for bed,  I found this actually makes them more comfortable to sleep in and it helps the curls from being frizzy in the morning.

Morning:  Don’t worry if some of the bundles slipped out a bit. Gently unravel all the bundles, and if you want to, gently separate the sections in half so they aren’t in super uniform curls.

(Now my tip is, to test these curls out, before you have to go out, or for a special occasion, so if they don’t work out the first time you will know what to do to make them better the next time, and won’t have to go out with a big frizzy mess! )

*BONUS*

I’m actually going to show you an alternative to rags as well….Foam rollers!  They are pretty cheap and can be found at two dollar shops (where I found mine), they are also good for if you have short hair because the are easier to put in and they aren’t as tight when you take them out in the morning😉 .

 

Time: 20 minutes depending on your hair length (if you have short hair they should only take around 10 minutes).

Instructions:

Follow the rag curls steps, because they’re pretty straight foreword, only just clip the rollers in place instead of tying them. You really need to make sure that you only JUST WET the hair so its damp otherwise they won’t dry.

I hope  this post was helpful:) . For any tips or questions on the rag/foam roller curls, please leave a comment below.:) And I  apologize for the inconsistent lighting in the photos. (We were having some very cloudy wet days, so I couldn’t take the pictures outside.:)

Mandie series


This was a really good series, which I would definitely recommend for girls around age 11 and up. You can sometimes find them at Christian book stores or here 

The Mandie Collection: Vol. 1

 “This five-in-one volume brings MANDIE fans–new and old alike–back to where it all began. Readers will discover anew the charms of the impulsive Mandie Shaw as she faces the ups and downs of first losing her father and then finding her long-lost family in “Mandie and the Secret Tunnel.” Many more mysteries follow for Mandie and her friends in “Mandie and the Cherokee Legend,” “Mandie and the Ghost Bandits,” “Mandie and the Forbidden Attic,” and “Mandie and the Trunk’s Secret.”                                              -via www.bookdepository.co.uk

 

And while not very close to the original stories, there are three Mandie movies, available here

 

which, I think are still enjoyable, though make sure you have read the books before watching.

Also if you have read the series, please feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to know what you thought of it .

 

How to create a waterfall braid


 

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Today I will show you how to create the waterfall braid. It is a braid that can look very complicated but, in fact, its fairly simple once you know how to do a French braid. I have even done it on myself (in picture no. 3). So be sure to try it out!

 

Items Needed: Brush or comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: medium

  1. Begin by picking up a small section of hair where you want to start the braid {I started on the front, above the right eye}…
  2. Divide this small section into three strands…
  3. Begin a normal French braid.
  4. Do one complete stitch by taking the outside strands over the middle strand once…
  5. You now drop the right hand piece and let it fall out of the way.
  6. This is where it gets a little tricky… now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the right hand piece. You have basically just dropped the right hand strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  7. Now take that right hand strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  8. You then add hair to the top strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid) and cross it over the middle strand…
  9. You have now just finished your second stitch of the braid at this point.
  10. Repeat steps 4-8 over and over again until you get to a point where you want to finish off the braid.
  11. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid down the remainder of the hair and secure with an elastic, or pin the ends underneath some hair to hide them.

Please leave a comment telling us what you think of this braid, if your not sure how to, click here: https://catholichomeschoolaustralia.com/how-to-use-this-site/

Mother Angelica passes away Easter Sunday


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On the 27th of March, (Easter Sunday), Mother Angelica, the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) passed away, aged 92.

To read the life story of this remarkable nun and for program schedules for her funeral and other events visit the EWTN website.

http://www.ewtn.com/motherangelica/index.asp

“You must laugh your way to heaven, because tears won’t get you there.” – Mother Angelica

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Watch episodes of Mother Angelica Live Classics

 

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