It is appropriate to be reviewing this book on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. This is the day the Universal Church remembers the dedication of the Church which was built by the Emperor Constantine to house the True Cross upon which Our Lord was crucified. His mother, Helena, found it in 326AD.… Continue reading Who is Eileen O’Connor anyway?
If you did not live during the pontificate of Pope John Paul 2, or if you did and you have some memories of him yourself then you will relish these anecdotes from first-hand sources given to us by Jason Evert in his book: John Paul the Great, his Five Loves. Jason has placed the heart… Continue reading Be Not Afraid
My husband suggested watching this movie after seeing a review by Bishop Barron which spoke very positively about this movie Risen, and it did not disappoint. If you are looking for a well-made movie that provides a fresh perspective on an old story, then this has was it takes. The production quality is of a high… Continue reading Risen
We have a great love for the First people of Australia. We are relative newcomers to this ancient land, but love it all the same. I don’t presume to say it is the same love as those whose ancestors have lived here for thousands of years, but there are messages in their stories that apply… Continue reading Ten Canoes and a tall tree of a story
Yes the words in this title are a cliche, which Elizabeth Goudge describes as reserved for the intellectually lazy, but I am no Yeats and if the shoe fits.. The Eliots of Damerosehay trilogy by Elizabeth Goudge is like that treasure hidden in a field. The books are as follows: The Bird in the Tree… Continue reading Timeless and beautiful
I could not let today go unmarked without a comment on one of my all-time favourite inspirational people, who happens to be a woman, and happens to be Australia’s first officially canonised saint. I have heard it said with cynical disdain that the whole process of canonisation is ridiculous and should be dispensed from. I… Continue reading St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
…Therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle. Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin The final section of Rubin’s book deals with the social implications of ourselves and how we interact with others in order to foster our most enduring and positive habits. Firstly, clarity in… Continue reading You are what you repeatedly do… (Part 5: Unique, just like everyone else)