Posts tagged Family

Love: Family Advent Group 4

This Friday was our final Family Advent group. The structure, like the adults’ group, only had one main activity and allowed more time for the children to investigate our theme of Love. After lighting candles, singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about all we had done in the previous 3 weeks: Over the last […]

Hope: Advent Families group 2.

It was somewhat chilly last night in St Agnes but this didn’t seem to dampen spirits! Again our evening was based around some of the readings for Sunday, taken from the A and B materials and also looking at a theme; this week was hope. We began with a clip from youtube of an experiment […]

St Nicholas’ Day.

So this morning, I took my own advice and browsed the Loyola Press Website. They have a section for stories about the lives of the Saints. It being St Nicholas’ Day, I looked for his story. There is a children’s version and one for older people. Disappointingly neither have the tale of St Nicholas knocking […]

Advent prayers for Families.

I love life’s little surprises. Each Advent we read Jostein Gaarder’s “The Christmas Mystery”. This year when we opened it out fell a piece of paper with this prayer scribbled on it. Give us new eyes, Lord, to see our lives in the light of your love. Too often our fear, neediness, anger, or hurt […]

Faith: Advent Family Group 1

Friday evening saw a few families gather at St Agnes for the second of our Advent groups. Faith was our theme for this week and after lighting candles and singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about what went on inside us during Advent: When Mary was told she would be Jesus’ mother, he didn’t […]

Benedictine Rule and Family Life.

I am struck time and time again by the fact that God gives us what we need when we need it. There is a synchronicity sometimes in the way we experience the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Recently, while at the Celebrate Conference I bought a book called ‘The Rule of Saint […]