Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chesterton Quotes


On the creature called Man
“It is the simple truth that man does differ from the brutes in kind and not in degree; and proof of it is here; that it sounds like a truism to say that the most primitive man drew a picture of a monkey, and that it sounds like a joke to say that the most intelligent monkey drew a picture of a man.Something of a division and disproportion has appeared; and it is unique. Art is the signature of man.”
G.K.Chesterton – The Everlasting Man

Christus Rex Pilgrimage – 2013


The Christus Rex Pilgrimage is a 3 day walk from Ballarat to Bendigo, covering over 90 kilometres. This route takes us from one great cathedral – St. Patricks, Ballarat – to another splendid cathedral – Sacred Heart, Bendigo. Over the 3 days we walk through the picturesque and serene countryside and forests of Victoria, through the towns of Creswick, Smeaton, Newstead and Lockwood. Along the route we engage in prayers and song – rosaries, litanies, hymns and medieval pilgrim songs that unite all in fellowship. Daily Mass in the extraordinary form 1962 is celebrated every day in local churches, except on the Saturday where Solemn Mass is celebrated in the woodlands of Campbelltown at a woodlands site; sacred polyphony and Gregorian chant are apart of each Mass. There are many opportunities for confession and spiritual guidance from the priests who join us on the pilgrimage.

via About Us | Christus Rex Pilgrimage.

The Pilgrimage is held annually over the last weekend in October.

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Victory for Life in Melbourne – March for the babies 2013


March for the Babies

Please read and share this wonderful story with as many people as you know:

“I came to this rally (March for the babies – Saturday 12th October 2013) and watched both sides with curiosity. I have to admit I was planning to join the ‘other side’ and I was pretty excited, it was to be my first ever rally. I got the shock of my life when I saw how ugly they were and I had to sit down to stop myself trembling. I am having triplets, cancelling my abortion on Monday morning. Thank you. My heart has been changed. – Melinda”

(Found at end of this article http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2013/10/12/choosing-death-choosing-hate/ under comments Melinda 12.10.13 / 8pm)

God bless you Melinda

Have you seen this excellent pro-life movie: October Baby

A Fabric Gift Bag – made by Clare


This is a fabric gift bag from the Sewing with Saint Anne book by Alice Cantrell – distributed by Catholic Heritage Curricula. Clare made some bracelets and hair bows to go with it.

Fabric Gift Bag from Alice Cantrell - Catholic Heritage Curricula

March for the babies – Saturday 12th October 2013


Time: 1:00pm

Location: Treasury Gardens (starting at the south-west corner — Spring Street and Wellington Parade), Melbourne

Show your Support: Wear Pink and Blue

Assembly Point

Meet in the Treasury Gardens on the corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade.

via Event Details.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – October 07


Our Lady of the Rosary

This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in the year 1570, a favor due to the recitation of the Rosary. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam.

Lepanto, perhaps the most complete victory ever gained over the Ottoman Empire, on October 7, 1571, is commemorated by the invocation “Help of Christians,” inserted in the Litany of Loretto.  At Belgrade the Turks were defeated on the Feast of Our Lady ad Nives in 1716. A second victory gained that year on the Octave of the Assumption determined Pope Clement XI to command the Feast of the Rosary to be celebrated by the universal Church. Leo XIII added the invocation “Queen of the most Holy Rosary, pray for us, ” to the Litany of Loretto. The Feast is in reality a great festival of thanksgiving for the signal and countless benefits bestowed on Christendom through the Rosary of our blessed Queen.

via Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary – October 07, 2011 – Liturgical Calendar – Catholic Culture.

How to make cord rosaries http://www.rosaryshop.com/resources.php/request/cordKnots