20 September 2022

Your story matters

The magical power that’s fundamental to the telling of every person’s story is powerful and can help your family.

Overcoming trauma or just turning a negative into a positive can a create a collective sense of belonging and being needed.

So, embrace your stories! Your story may seem insignificant but not to your family. Digging out an old stump in the back garden, buying a new puppy or relating your insomnia are stories that should be told rather than kept to yourself.

When we share our everyday stories with family and friends, we humanise our experience, cementing the bonds with the people we love.

I recently heard a story of a beautiful wedding; the weather was perfect, and the bride and groom looked gorgeous. Unfortunately, a guest accidentally spat red wine over the bride’s white wedding gown at the end of the night. The bride was upset that her beautiful dress was ruined on the best day of her life. Perhaps she’d planned to hand the dress on to a future daughter.

Every person has a unique story, good and bad. Bring your story back to life!

Excellent day all

Saint Gerard Majella

St Gerard Majella is the patron of Majellan Media. We derive our name from him.  For each one of us his life is a sharp reminder that we all possess great talents and nobody is useless. 

He was once labelled as ‘useless’ and was always in poor health. However, St Gerard had two great talents: He had tremendous love for God which he expressed in long hours of prayer and he had an enormously generous heart.

In his six short years as a Redemptorist Brother these gifts flourished amazingly to bring miracles of peace and healing to many.  We encourage you to read his life story in this 4 part series.

Our unheralded volunteers

With many sports currently in the midst of finals action including the AFL and NRL, it’s a good time to recognise some of the ‘hidden’ faces that keep a multitude of our local sports operating smoothly throughout the year.

Pope Francis to star in new movie – The Letter

We have very exciting news. On 4 October, YouTube Originals will release the grand documentary film, The Letter, telling the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter and the unfolding ecological emergency. It’s the fruit of a few years of work of Laudato Si’ Movement in partnership with ‘Off the Fence’ (Oscar-winning producers of My Octopus Teacher) and the Vatican.

Shining a new light on dementia

Dementia Action Week ends Sunday 

On a blustery October morning, three years ago, Allen Wilson walked into the kitchen of the beachside Surfers Paradise apartment he shared with his partner, Miriam Taylor*[1]. With fondness he watched as she stood at the sink, slicing pears for their breakfast.

Pot-roasted chicken with strawberries

A simple meal of a whole chicken well-seasoned and roasted to golden, juicy perfection is truly hard to beat. The flavour is rich and earthy, and wonderfully succulent!

The aroma of this dish as it roasts away in the oven is utterly divine and typically your family will want very little alongside of it apart from some rustic roasted vegetables or salad, and crusty bread.

So for a cosy and comforting roasted chicken dinner, take inspiration from traditional beef pot roast and prepared this chicken pot roast with a whole tender roasted chicken, in a pot with lots of scrumptious juices to dip warm bread into. What a perfectly warming meal!

The chicken pot roast is a classic “peasant-style” dish, one where a few very simple ingredients are cooked together in one vessel, their delectable flavours mingling together until all is cooked to rustic perfection.