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Join the Majellan team with guest Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR for our annual Online Majellan Day Liturgy, as we celebrate the Feast of St Gerard Majella.
The service will include a Liturgy, and Family Blessings. As part of the liturgy, Fr Bruce will offer up your prayers.
Send us your prayers and tune in at 6:00 pm AEDT on 16 October.
Pope Francis’ follow-up document to his 2015 encyclical on the environment will reportedly be released on October 4. The pope said he was updating the document because of the current issues affecting large parts of the planet and called on Catholics to work to help protect our ‘common home’.
Many of the grim-faced youths waiting to have their feet washed that Holy Thursday were heavily tattooed. They were familiar with the harsh realities of crime and violence. Nevertheless, the elderly figure knelt before them, gently washed then dried their feet, and kissed their feet lovingly.
A wandering preacher’s violent execution by a long-gone empire a couple thousand years ago is the salvation of the world? That eccentric rabbi is the king of heaven and earth? Are you joking? He said what? It is more blessed to give than to receive? He taught who will inherit the earth? Everybody knows what happens to the meek: they lose. Every time. If I strike you, and you turn the other cheek, I won. Right?
RU OK Day will be held tomorrow. This is one mother’s personal experience of loneliness and how she fought to overcome it.
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.
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!
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The daily work grind for most of us will be taking a long and well-deserved break this coming weekend.
With four days off for Victorians and many others around Australia having 3 days off, including the public holiday to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s recent passing, take a minute to consider the word ‘compassion’.
Compassion is part of the human condition and is crucial. Some people have a lot of compassion for the less fortunate while others rarely display empathy towards others.
With finals in many sports happening during September, it is important to show compassion for the loser. In any final there is always a winner and a loser. The individual or team that loses will be hurting so some kind words can make a difference.
“They did their best and deserve to be congratulated” or “They may not have won the game, but they earned our respect for the way they played.”
Do you show compassion? If not, perhaps it is something we could all work on over the long weekend.