XT3 ADVENT CALENDAR 2012 Xt3’s exciting, annual Advent Calendar has now been launched – check it out online at: www.xt3.com/advent. What a great resource to pass on and share with your friends this Advent … this is what we have been asked to do during the Year of Faith – promote Christ in new and exciting ways! via Advent Calendar – Xt3. Continue reading Advent Calendar – 2012
What is a Sister? A religious sister is a woman who has been consecrated to God through the Church, responding to His invitation of love through vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Each religious sister belongs to a particular religious community, serving God and the Church and world in a distinct way. A religious sister is truly a bride of Jesus Christ the greatest Lover and a … Continue reading Young Nuns in the news
Because if we love someone, we should honour him with both our souls and our bodies. Why do we dress up for weddings, funerals, and certain jobs? To honor those whom we love or those whom we serve. In the Scriptures we read: “Worship the Lord in holy attire” 1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 29:2, 96:9. And, the Catholic Catechism teaches that our gestures and our … Continue reading Why Do Catholics Dress Up for Mass?
Friday March 30, 2012 It was a fantastic day to visit the Stations of the Cross near Bacchus Marsh Melways ref: Map 334 H8. Each station has a beautiful large stone depiction of Christ’s suffering. There is also a chapel at the top of the hill. On the way back down to the car park we could view the numerous shrines that have been erected … Continue reading Bacchus Marsh – Stations of the Cross & picnic
This is an article from the Catholic Home Educators of Victoria Newsletter Term 1 for 2012. By Samuel Rebbechi Last August I was privileged to attend the 2011 World Youth Day (WYD) in Madrid, Spain. The event was made all the more special for the great privilege I was given, along with another Australian, Ben Winkels, to personally welcome Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of Australia … Continue reading Becoming sons and daughters of Christ
Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. Others think the Immaculate Conception means Mary was conceived “by the power of the Holy Spirit,” … Continue reading The Immaculate Conception
Many people will say that the word Transubstantiation is just too difficult for children to understand or even pronounce. And so they often don’t mention or discuss it at all. It is interesting that children of all ages have never had any trouble saying the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from the movie Mary Poppins. The word tran·sub·stan·ti·a·tion has 6 syllables. Where as su·per·cal·i·frag·i·lis·tic·ex·pi·al·i·do·cious has 14! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious defined means – adjective (used as a … Continue reading Transubstantiation!!