Blog Archives

Clare’s Costly Cookie


Grace to you, and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ! Welcome to the home of Nativity Press, a brand new Roman Catholic publisher of children’s literature that joyfully invites children and young people to place Jesus Christ at the centre of their lives and follow Him faithfully – with joy, courage, and love.

Nativity Press is delighted to announce the publication of its first book, Clare’s Costly Cookie: A Young Heart Discovers the Way of Love.

In Clare’s Costly Cookie, nine-year-old Clare, a thunderbolt in pigtails, joyfully invites children to experience her transformation from a strong-willed, self-absorbed child to a faithful follower of Jesus. With grace and courage she offers to Him the most meaningful gift she possibly can: her self-will.

Clare, in her inimitable way, models for children that following Jesus Christ and striving for true holiness are worth any cost. With spirit and spunk she demonstrates for young readers that living the holy Catholic faith is not only exciting, but better than gooey, warm chocolate chip cookies!

“What Julie is contributing with her book is the fostering of a personal and prayerful relationship between the child and God with the character of simplicity and spontaneity. This little book, manifesting a succession of childlike dialogues with God in total simplicity and trust, will help the children of our time to take the habit to pray throughout the day…”

Father Antoine Thomas, csj

Founder, Children of Hope

via Home | Nativity Press.

This newly published book by Julie Kelly (homeschooling mother of 6) would make great Lenten Reading! Go to http://www.nativitypress.com/book-samples/chapter-8.html to read a sample chapter or to order.

Clare’s Costly Cookie is also available through Seton Home Study School, Catholic Heritage Curricula, Holy Heroes and at Catholic Free shipping

Budding authors might like to read how Julie published her book Click here or right click and choose to “save as”.

We wish you a happy and Holy Christmas


We wish you all a happy and Holy Christmas. We join you in celebrating the real meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Jesus Christ, and hope you have a great new year in 2014.

The Lego video below was produced by Paul

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 spiritual mother of an enormous family–over 6.8 billion worldwide!

Do young women still become sisters? The answer is yes . . . but, why? Simple: they have fallen in love!  A religious sister is a bride and a mother who has uncovered the deepest desire of her heart: to follow Christ in a life-long adventure for the Glory of God and the Salvation of Souls!

via What is a Sister? – Imagine Sisters Movement.

Today is the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop


The 8th of August is the feast day of Australia’s first saint.

Prayer to St Mary

Ever generous God,
You inspired Saint Mary MacKillop
To live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
and constant in bringing hope and encouragement
to those who were disheartened, lonely or needy.
With confidence in your generous providence
and through the intercession of Saint Mary MacKillop
We ask that you grant our request……………….
We ask that our faith and hope be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit
so that we too, like Mary MacKillop, may live with courage, trust and openness.
Ever generous God hear our prayer.
We ask this through Jesus Christ.
Amen.