Vocations and life choices

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 Gianna Beretta Molla

St Gianna

25 January 2022

In this issue our Saint for all Seasons is St Gianna Beretta Molla – the patron saint of the right to life. 

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St Vincent de Paul

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

A young St Vincent de Paul was attracted to the priesthood because of his desire for a comfortable life. But his true home was found on a different path.

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St Maximilian Kolbe

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

The patience of a saint.

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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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St John Bosco

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 25 January 2022

Courage in the face of opposition and a gift for bringing people together were the hallmarks of St John Bosco.

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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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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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Dear teenager... - questions and activities

Rebecca Lerve 20 October 2021

Read Dear teenager... (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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Home truths - Stick to the romance

Kate Moriarty 20 October 2021 EH

Love in the time of coronavirus sometimes means planning a wedding for a couple of stick insects.

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