The Catholic tradition

St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist – the prophetic saint

25 January 2022

St John the Baptist was a prophetic saint, from the womb to the tomb.

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St Maximilian Kolbe

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

The patience of a saint.

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St Joseph

25 January 2022

St Joseph not only helped give Jesus a home, he also gave him a profession.

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St Valentine

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

The paradox of St Valentine of Rome is though there is doubt about his identity, there is no doubt about his message of Christian love.

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St Thomas Aquinas

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 25 January 2022

A great Christian thinker, St Thomas’ legacy is his exploration of new ideas and his ability to incorporate what was good in them into a thoroughly Christian vision of the world.

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A saintly social justice mash-up

11 January 2022 EH

Regular readers will be familiar with our ‘Sneaky Jesus Songs’ series that highlights songs with lyrics that, if looked at in a certain light, could be seen as religious hymns. Inspired by that series, we’ve put a mash-up of tunes that could be related to the stories of some inspiring social justice saints.

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Gaming the Gospels: Step-Up Magnificat

10 January 2022 EH

This Gaming the Gospels is based on Mary’s Song of Praise, 'The Magnificat'.

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Gaming the Gospels: My Garden of Eden

10 January 2022 EH

What seven things would students want with them in their own Garden of Eden?

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Gaming the Gospels: Joyful Christmas surprises

10 January 2022 EH

This activity could be held in the week before Advent, and continue until Christmas.

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Gaming the Gospels: Workers in the vineyard

10 January 2022 EH

This activity draws inspiration from Matthew 20:1 – 16, the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.

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The value of intimacy - questions and activities

Rebecca Lerve 2 November 2021

Read The value of intimacy (from the Summer 2021 edition of Australian Catholics) and take part in the following questions and activities. 

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Measure twice, cut once

Nathan Ahearne 20 October 2021

The Holy Family set an example for all in managing the mundane and amazing of family life.

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