The Bethlehem Prayer

Night sky over sand dunes

Through an imaginative encounter with the Holy Family at Bethlehem, God offers consolation and healing for our Family of Origin wounds. It’s very normal when exploring our Family of Origin to surface some pain or hurt.  This might express itself in a sense of loss at what could have been, or a sense of not…

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The Way you Hold Me

Holy Is the way we hold each other holy? Newlywed Justin Bieber seems to think so in this music video (Holy) expressing some unexpected themes. We’re not a fan of Justin, but we think he’s created something very interesting here. What is your reaction? Share it with us in the comments. Justin Bieber Lyrics “Holy”…

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Is marriage meant to make you happy?


Byron & Francine Pirola discuss the purpose of marriage is this excerpt from The Marriage Kit, an online course for married couples. Marriage isn’t meant to make us happy. Rather, marriage is meant to help us grow and ultimately that leads to fulfilment. There can be no fulfilment without growth. We all seek happiness, but…

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Video: Look Up

Such a powerful reminder to truly connect with people on a human level and leave behind the mediocre. Technology connects us, yet we are more disconnected from each other. Look up once in a while. Leave behind the distractions. It might just be the best decision you’ve ever made.

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Singing Priest Rocks Wedding

Irish priest Rev. Ray Kelly has ignited a social media storm (6 million + views at time of writing) with his surprise cover at a wedding earlier this month. Set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Fr Kelly stunned the bride and groom as well as guests when he performed the customised lyrics towards the end of…

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Video: Movies & Manhood

TED talk: When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)…

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