2022 Revisited

Families telling their stories

Originally Published in November 2022.   

   November is Family Stories Month, and we believe families should set aside the month to share stories amongst themselves. Storytelling is a fun way to learn more about the different generations before it’s too late.

Pope Francis says we all need to listen

Originally published in May 2022

Dear brothers and sisters,

Last year we reflected on the need to “Come and See” in order to discover reality and be able to recount it beginning with experiencing events and meeting people. Continuing in this vein, I would now like to draw attention to another word, “listen”, which is decisive in the grammar of communication and a condition for genuine dialogue. Pope Francis

Make Beef Lasagne like an Italian

Originally published Sept 2022 – Join us at the Dinner table initiative

Beef lasagna is a well-loved family meal all over the world and my version with a trio of cheeses, béchamel and homemade tomato passata in a word is: SUBLIME. Between each moist layer of fresh egg pasta sheets is a mixture of veal and pork mince, smothered in sweet tomato sauce. There are two key things to make yours as good as mine – you need patience and quality ingredients, no shredded mozzarella or cheap passata here. No need to thank me, just make it, eat it and share it.

Church Timeline in Australia

Origianlly Published in January 2022. 

On Australia Day we usually recall our past and the events that help shape our nation. The Church has of course also had a major impact on the forming of Australia. Take a fascinating trip into the past and follow an abridged timeline to see how the church has helped shape our culture.

Needing friends

Originally published in July 2022

My iPhone buzzed. I looked down at the text message on the glowing blue screen. The words took a moment to sink in. It was like being back in primary school and discovering you hadn’t been invited to your friend’s sleepover, only worse.

When the going gets tough

Originally published in The Majellan magazine Winter edition, June 2022 

It’s been an arduous couple of years for many Australian families. Drought, bushfires, a pandemic and then the floods that ravaged parts of Queensland and NSW in March.