What Mother Teresa taught me about sowing world peace

As the canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta approaches I’m reminded of one of her oft-repeated themes; the need for peace in the home. She said, often, that world peace begins within the family, that home is where we sow peace, and that love begins not with the doing of great charitable works in…

How to be a peaceful mother

From a recent Catholic Weekly column I’m signing school diaries, checking spelling, opening bills, calling kids to come back and finish their homework, telling other kids to stop running through the house and, “No you can’t have another biscuit because it’s nearly dinnertime”, and I have to wonder if, when Jesus said, “Peace be with…