Sibling relationships – unique and valuable

Sibling relationships – unique and valuable

August 12. Siblings.  Zandela raised the topic of sibling relationships too.  “Think of your own families for a moment and the relationships between you as brothers or as sisters and brothers. Is there rivalry between you or jealousy, or resentment or...
Child sexual abuse a crime and a scandal

Child sexual abuse a crime and a scandal

August 11.  Also feastday of St Clare, companion of St Francis in his mission of Care for All Creation. A serious topic needing an urgent response was the question of abuse and rape of children.   “Are our children precious to us, are they a fruit of our love to be...

August 10.    Some of the group were discussing taxes.   “There is income tax, sales tax, e-tolls as road tax but there are also different grants.  Some of us give, but it is mostly others who get.  Is that fair?”  “I think the...
WOMEN’S DAY – SOUTH AFRICA

WOMEN’S DAY – SOUTH AFRICA

PRAYER FOR THE WOMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Almighty God, You are father and mother to us, your children.    We thank you for the particular and special gifts you have given to women,  the gift of nurturing life, of sustaining and supporting life, the qualities of...
Healing Prayer supports hurting families

Healing Prayer supports hurting families

August 8. Life was hard for Petru as a single mom and she had never had a stable relationships since her teen years when she had become addicted to alcohol. Her daughter, Millie, had been born with foetal alcohol syndrome and was mentally disabled. This situation had...
Addictions can destroy families

Addictions can destroy families

August 7. Addictions. All religions from the most primitive until today have certain laws, rules, norms and standards, in other words a moral code. To live a good life by this moral code, as an individual, man or woman, and also as a couple demands sacrifices. ...