A spirituality of motherhood and creativity

From my Catholic Weekly column, which I was recalling today. I still very much feel that this is true about the creativity of motherhood, or at least, my experience of it. Though we live very different lives, I could relate to what the celebrated Australian artist Michael Leunig described about the way that he is able…

Getting over feeling blah

*It’s been a long time since I wrote here or anywhere else. I thought I’d visit my site today and found this post I’d been preparing in mid-February. I never got to send it, because just after this I felt much worse and stopped everything, tipping into real burn out I think. I’m over my…

Humility Is A Gift

My column recently published in The Catholic Weekly. “Unless you become like little children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven,” this was the Gospel I heard two Sundays ago while Isaac, our two-year old, slept warm and heavy on my lap. I get it. Toddlers are so unassuming, so forgiving, so transparent, so…

Don’t Deny You’re Beautiful And Good – And Remember Why

This post is part of my October humility project. Some readers and personal friends wanted to follow me on a goal I set myself of spending October reflecting on and practicing humility. This is the second challenge to guide me, the first you can read here. Here’s what I’m doing today: Aspect of humility Acknowledging…

Here’s a humility project challenge for you

Humility, however deep it be, neither disquiets nor troubles nor disturbs the soul; it is accompanied by peace, joy and tranquility. St Teresa of Avila, Way of Perfection. Ok, so I had a couple of people wanting to follow me on this project I set myself of wanting to spend the month reflecting on and…

The humility project – days one to six

We’re mid-way through my favourite 15 days of the year, from October 1, the feast of St Therese of Lisieux, to October 15, feast of St Teresa of Avila, with our wedding anniversary, my birthday and the full bursting forth of Spring in between. This month I set aside to dedicate to a humility project,…

I’m doing a humility experiment this October – want to join me?

I know we’re not there yet, but let me sing October’s praises for a sec. It is just the BEST, firstly because it’s mid-spring in Sydney, which is always glorious and a little taster of heaven. I also have a significant birthday this October (yes, that’s code for ‘I’m turning 40’), my husband and I…

Reflections over the Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday Grace From the Divine Office for today (emphasis by me): Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who…