Category Archives: Catholic Homeschool Australia
I am very excited to announce the publication of my first ever novel, Kingstone, a short fantasy story in the style of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It has been some time in the making, and I am very proud to say that it is now available for purchase on Amazon, worldwide, as an eBook or paperback. Please get yourself a copy and let me know what you think.
Elross believed that he was just an ordinary boy, no different to any other in the secluded valley of Anibar. But one night, an encounter with a mysterious stranger, who saves his life from a ferocious beast sets his feet on a path of discovery, about himself and the wider world outside. His whole world is soon turned upside-down, and he quickly finds himself surrounded by creatures he had only known from the bedtime stories his father had read to him as a boy. It is among this new world of marvels that he comes to learn of an enchanted stone which holds within it the possibilities of immortality…the Kingstone.
Get your copy on Amazon today;
Janette Oke is one of my favourite authors at the moment, and is a “bestselling Christain author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.”
Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity…- via https://www.bookdepository.com
Another one of her series I’ve read recently is the “Return to Canadian West“. The TV series “When Calls the Heart” had been based off them.
“Where Courage Calls” :Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected… Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind…… – via https://www.bookdepository.com
I would definitely recommend them both, for around ages 13 up.
I have also enjoyed reading numerous other books by her. (the links as to where you can purchase the books are embedded in the pictures)
Feastday: February 14
Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages
To learn more click here.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
Items you will need: hair brush and comb, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a few bobby pins. Optional:(hairspray)
- begin by dutch braiding the top section of the hair..
- continue braiding until you reach the back of the head..
- and secure with a hair tie..
- once secured in a ponytail, begin fishtail briading..
- when you reach the end of your fishtail braid secure with an elastic..
- and finish with hairspray as desired..
For a different look put the fishtail braid up into a bun.
As always, feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think. 😉
The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date….-Via http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/
Happy Australia Day!
Feastday: January 24
Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, the deaf, journalists, adult education
Birth: August 21, 1567
Death: December 28, 1622
Beatified By: January 8, 1661 by Pope Alexander VII
Canonized By: April 19, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII
to learn more click here: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=51
The Christmas Tree – An extract from the book Religious Customs in the Family by Fr. Franics X. Weiser, S.J.
“…The first description of a Christmas tree with familiar features is given in a German manuscript of the year 1605. It was in the sections at the left bank of the Rhine that the tree developed, and from there it spread through of the country, slowly at first, but with sudden great speed from about 1800 on. It came to America through the immigrants towards the middle of the 19th century.
Considering these historical facts, it will be clear to parents how the meaning and message of the Christmas tree is completely religious. It stands in the house at Christmas time as a symbol and reminder that Our Lord is the “Tree of Life” and the “Light of the world.” Its many individual lights might be explained to the children as symbols of His divine and human traits and virtues. The glittering decorations indicate His great glory. The fact that it is evergreen is an ancient symbol of eternity.”
More information about the history of the Christmas tree on ewtn.com; The Christmas Tree: Legends, Traditions, History
Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.
- to start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
- separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
- then finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
- then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
- keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
- once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
- and the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
- add hairspray if desired.
I hope you liked this hairstyle, and please leave a comment below, letting me know what you think 😀
I am a Catholic priest in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a new non-geographical diocese of the Catholic Church here in Australia. We are established by Pope Benedict XVI, in 2012, under Anglicanorum Coetibus (AC), a way for former Anglican ministers and their congregations to come into communion with the Catholic Church. We are not Anglicans, we are not liberal, and we are not in any way supportive of any teachings on faith and morals that is not supported by the Magisterium.
We are fiercely faithful to the Magisterium (see article AC §5 The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the authoritative expression of the Catholic faith professed by members of the Ordinariate) as codified in the Catechism. While we do not celebrate mass in Latin we do have our own Missal, we worship Ad Orientum, church language is classical English, we sing the mass, and take communion in both kinds kneeling.
I know of some homeschoolers in the Gippsland area in Bruthen and Orbost. Are there others?
It is possible to offer a small programme of confession, spiritual direction, catechesis (using the Baltimore Catechism), and support for sacramental preparation, if needed. How can I help?
At present I run a small parish at Heyfield on a Sunday morning, and mass on a Wednesday at Cowwarr.
If you want to know more, our blog is https://gippslandordinariate.wordpress.com/
Fr Ken Clark Episcopal Vicar The Personal Ordinariate of OLSC Ken.firstname.lastname@example.org
When right is wrong and wrong is right, Andrew Murphy shows what the salmon can teach us about swimming against the current and living the Catholic Faith…….
Click here to read this article.