AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE LAW POSTAL SURVEY 30 August 2017

Community of Christ Our Hope Published by Gregory Horn · 27 August at 17:25 · The Community of Christ Our Hope Sydney does not have a formal policy on the AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE LAW POSTAL SURVEY but notes the well-formed position of St Peter's Eastern Hill (Melbourne). We congratulate the Parish Council on their wisdom and publish the extract below [...]

St. Canera: Patron Saint and Early Irish Feminist 28 January 2017

"It is a mystery why a church in land locked southwest Missouri, a parish in the rocky Missouri Ozarks was named for an Irish patron saint of sailors who died in 530 AD. Parishioners may never know if the name came from the Irish railroad workers who built the iron road into the Ozarks, from [...]

Fragile Minds – Raphaela Angelou

  I was on the bus the other day, when a familiar gentleman boarded. He is usually quiet, his movements steady. On this day, he was swearing and banging his head with his hand. He had a pronounced ti… Source: Fragile Minds – Raphaela Angelou

Mother Teresa of Calcutta-5th August

Mother Teresa of Kolkata, the tiny woman recognized throughout the world for her work among the poorest of the poor, was beatified October 19, 2003. Among those present were hundreds of Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in 1950 as a diocesan religious community. Today the congregation also includes contemplative sisters and brothers and [...]

A Prayer for the Time of My Dying

Art by Rob Goldstein There is no common truth   At the time of my dying may it be an act of life of joy of reconciliation a work of grace an exchange of gifts a step in time forward and backward as essential to life as birth (c) Rob Goldstein 2015 Source: A Prayer [...]

Saint of the Day 17th June

St. Joseph Cafasso Fun Facts More about St. Joseph Cafasso from Wikipedia Joseph Cafasso (Italian: Giuseppe Cafasso; 15 January 1811 – 23 June 1860) was an Italian Catholic priest who was a significant social reformer in early 19th-century Turin. He was one of the so-called "Social Saints" of the city who emerged during that era.[a][1] [...]

Saint of the day 29th April

St. Catherine of Siena Lived: (1347-1380) | Feast Day: Friday, April 29, 2016 The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to her Lord as a [...]

Saint of the Day April 24th

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen     Lived: (1577-1622) | Feast Day: Sunday, April 24, 2016 If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint's life. Born in 1577, Mark Rey (Fidelis was his religious name) became a lawyer [...]

Hanging On -Peter and John & the crippled begger

This Gospel is from the Readings from Thursday of Easter Week in the RCL “While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s colonnade.” Acts 3: 11 God continues to guide me to mediate on healing and faith. I love [...]