Young Nuns in the news


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

Why Do Catholics Dress Up for Mass?


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?

Bacchus Marsh – Stations of the Cross & picnic


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

Becoming sons and daughters of Christ


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

The Immaculate Conception


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

Transubstantiation!!


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!!