Weekend wanderings

My husband took this photo of a large icon of St Teresa of Avila yesterday. It was at Corpus Christi parish at St Ives in Sydney’s north which is in the care of the Discalced Carmelite friars – the order that she founded with the help of St John of the Cross. She lived by…

Spring beach holidaying – with photos

We spent the last weekend of the spring school holidays with friends at Shoal Bay near Port Stephens on NSW’s north coast. It was my first time there and it’s such a pretty and laid-back place. We’ve actually done pretty well at getting out and about this year. The children are getting older and I feel…

Camping and tacos

So our big girl will celebrate her feast day tomorrow, the feast of St Thèrése of Lisieux (although it falls on Sunday and is not officially her feast day). We’ll still do her choice of dinner and give her a bunch of roses. Thèrése is her second name. She’ll actually spend most of the day with the…