Anne Morton

Anne Morton

I am, amongst other things, a Catholic homeschooling mother of eight children...

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

I have often been told I have a very vivid imagination. This may be true. So often with our faith we have to use our imaginations to try and visualize the scenes we read about […]

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St Maximillian Kolbe

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St Maximillian Kolbe

So often the saints we read about were men and women of old. Today’s Saint Maximillian Kolbe is a relative modern Saint. Canonized in 1982 by Pope John Paul II – his life makes fascinating […]

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St John-Baptiste-Marie Vianney: the Cure of Ars

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St John-Baptiste-Marie Vianney: the Cure of Ars

If you’ve ever had a child suffer with difficulties at school then St John Vianney is the Saint for you. Born in Dardilly, near Lyon in France on 8th May 1786, John was a child […]

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St Ignatius of Loyola

Filed in Spirituality by on July 31, 2015 0 Comments
St Ignatius of Loyola

The Catholic Church is made up of so many men and women who started out a far cry from God but who then developed a deep passionate love for him. St. Ignatius Loyola was just […]

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Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

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Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

I follow Archbishop William Goh of Singapore in his daily readings. I thought today’s was a particularly good one for parents. Here is the key section. You can read the whole piece here. The future of […]

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St Margaret Clitherow

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St Margaret Clitherow

[St Margaret’s feast tends to get forgotten because it falls on 25th March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. So this piece is being posted today instead.] Like many Yorkshire women, Margaret Clitherow was not afraid […]

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Gifts for a King

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Gifts for a King

The Feast of the Epiphany, traditionally celebrated on 6th January, is moved to this Sunday in some countries. We celebrate the arrival of the “The Three Kings” or ” Wise Men” from the East who […]

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The importance of our church buildings

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The importance of our church buildings

Today the Church celebrates the dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome. This Church was the first one to be built when the persecution of the Christians came to an end under […]

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Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

Filed in Family by on October 31, 2014 4 Comments
Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

The one thing about October half term is the ever present Halloween parties that seem to hold children in such great sway. Halloween is fast becoming a nightmare for Christians parents who feel it epitomizes […]

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St John Paul II

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St John Paul II

  It is really exciting to be able to write about a man I greatly admired; and someone I had the privilege to see. Karol Josef Wojtyla, known to the world as John Paul II […]

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St John Chrysostom

Filed in Spirituality by on September 13, 2014 2 Comments
St John Chrysostom

Deception and intrigue worthy of any James Bond movie seem to surround the life of this great preacher. Given the title ‘Chrysostom’ which translates from the Greek as “golden mouthed” because of his great oratory […]

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Celebrating the feasts of St Monica and St Augustine

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Celebrating the feasts of St Monica and St Augustine

On Wednesday and Thursday this week we celebrate two great Saints, St. Monica and her son St. Augustine. Monica is a great example of Christian motherhood. In fact she is the patron of all married […]

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Seven habits of highly effective Catholics

Filed in Spirituality by on June 19, 2014 4 Comments
Seven habits of highly effective Catholics

I am sure there are many people of  a certain age who remember the title of a very popular book, Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. Well I would like to put […]

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Praying in the family

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Praying in the family

“A family that prays together stays together”, or so the saying goes. Now I don’t know if that is true but I do know that families who pray together are more likely to have a […]

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From Lady Day in Nazareth to Waffle Day in Sweden

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From Lady Day in Nazareth to Waffle Day in Sweden

Nine months before the birth of our Saviour, the Angel Gabriel appeared to a young Jewish woman, who was alone in the quiet of the day. He announced God’s plan of salvation to her and […]

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St Joseph – a role model for the young and a man for our times

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St Joseph – a role model for the young and a man for our times

The feast of St. Joseph is a wonderful day to celebrate the transformation of a humble carpenter into one of the greatest saints the world has ever known. Everything we know about St. Joseph comes […]

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St Patrick

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St Patrick

  St. Patrick of Ireland – whose feast we celebrate today – is one of the world’s best known saints. He was born around 385, perhaps in Scotland, near Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and […]

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Letting the heart be transformed this Lent

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Letting the heart be transformed this Lent

  Ash Wednesday begins with an entreaty from God, one that has been heard down through the generations. It is an appeal from the very heart of God. He is calling his wayward children to […]

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Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Whatever…

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Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Whatever…

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is known by many names throughout the world. The most popular name globally, perhaps, is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat  Tuesday,  is a carnival celebration […]

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St Valentine: true love always requires sacrifice

Filed in Relationships by on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
St Valentine: true love always requires sacrifice

History has it that Valentine was a priest in Rome around the time of the third Century. Along with his friend St Marius and his family he assisted the martyrs who were being persecuted under […]

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