Catholicism, Faith

Tynong

Cathy / August 26, 2017

  We were invited to attend the confirmation of our fellow parishioner’s son. And we gladly accepted as we have been wanting to visit the SSPX church in Tynong. The confirmation was given by Bishop Fellay. Our first trip to the countryside: Our destination, Corpus Christi Church, SSPX in Tynong, a two-hour drive from Melbourne’s city district: Inside the church:…

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Faith

Good stories

It’s a good story, it hurts. Jo March, my childhood heroine, was a writer, something I wanted to be too when I was a little woman myself. She had wonderful sisters as loving companions in her childhood. She lives in a century that lives only in my mind. She was strong-willed, boyish, and well, the free spirit you can safely…

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Faith

Good Friday meditation: His Death

The following excerpt is taken from the book of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich titled ‘The Dolorous Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ’. You can download the book in the following links: PDF form Listed among other free traditional Catholic books CHAPTER XLV. Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Words of Jesus on the Cross. His Death. The light continued to return by…

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Prayers

St. Joseph pray for us!

St. Joseph the patron of workers

It’s March 10 again, the first day of novena prayer to St. Joseph in preparation for his feast day on March 19. Never pass a day, any trial in your life, or any petition without invoking the powerful intercession and patronage of this powerful saint! Jesus and Mary obeyed the glorious patriarch as the head of the Holy Family on…

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Catholicism

Sunday reflections: Feast of the Holy Family

Cathy / January 10, 2017

Here are some tidbits of another wonderful sermon by Fr. Saa. The family is a school of sanctification. Jesus Christ Himself showed it to us by example. For 30 years, the Son of God submitted Himself under the authority of St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary. No miracle, no extraordinary events. Just simple, ordinary family life practicing virtues of…

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Catholicism

Christmas and the spirit of poverty

merry christmas manger
Cathy / December 25, 2016

Finally about nine o’clock, St. Joseph came back, utterly overcome, crying and trembling with heartbreaking sorrow. Mary consoled him tenderly. Then he told her of a shepherd’s shelter outside the town. And she said: “That will be perfectly satisfactory to me. Let us lovingly embrace poverty, dear Joseph, and go gladly wherever the Lord guides us.” Source: The Life of…

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Catholicism

Saints who were mothers

Cathy / November 1, 2016

Happy feast day! Today is All Saints’ day. If you were like me who thought that all saints belong to a religious order (i.e. priest, nun), it is good to know there are lay people too, and mothers at that. Here’s some saints who were mothers too: St. Monica She is the patron of difficult marriages and (verbally) abused women…

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