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Sarah Swafford: Top Tips for Building Emotional Virtue

Last edited 20th March 2016

After spending three years as a “dorm mom” for 142 college women, Sarah Swafford learned much about the challenges facing young men and women – particularly in their dating and relationships. From here, Sarah founded Emotional Virtue Ministries, has spoken for Steubenville Conferences and FOCUS, and is a member of Chastity Project. Sarah is currently on a speaking tour in Australia, and we had the opportunity to catch up and find out more about her work. In this interview, Sarah Swafford explains what inspired her to start Emotional Virtue Ministries, her top tips for living emotional virtue, and the importance of striving and surrender.

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A Novel Idea for International Women’s Day

Last edited 8th March 2016

International Women’s Day has brought the usual hand-wringing over gender pay-gaps and glass ceilings. On the other hand there are acknowledgements that "progress for women" is not just about their participation in paid work but social recognition of the unpaid and undervalued work put into raising children and other care.

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Honouring Missionary Women on International Women’s Day

Last edited 7th March 2016

On International Women’s Day, Catholic Mission is celebrating the missionary women that continue to have a profound impact on the lives of millions, both here in Australia and overseas.

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Year of Consecrated Life - Meet Sr Angela

Last edited 8th January 2016

2015 was the Year of Consecrated Life, and we're wrapping up this special Year on World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, 2016. We sat down to chat to some of Australia's consecrated men and women.

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Mother Agreda: Spiritual Adviser to the King and Evangelist of America

Last edited 16th December 2015

When St. Junípero Serra de Mallorca went to evangelize in the United States, he took only two books with him. The Bible and the "Mystical City of God,” a biography of Our Lady, written by Mother Ágreda. This 17th century Spanish nun is considered a great mystic.

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A Woman of Real Worth: The Intellectual Life

Last edited 10th December 2015

Be a Woman of Real Worth I take heart from other Catholic women like Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur, a quote of hers pasted on the wall of my office:

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Pasteurising Breast Milk in Bangladesh

Last edited 8th November 2015

The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be fed exclusively on breast milk for the first six months of life, and that mothers should continue to breastfeed until the child is two.

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2 Love or 2 Lust?

Last edited 20th October 2015

What is the difference between Love and Lust? This video explains.

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Saint Teresa of Avila - A Woman of Substance

Last edited 14th October 2015

Today (15 October) the Church honours the great Carmelite mystic, St Teresa of Avila, who started a reform of the Carmelite Sisters and Friars in the 16th century. Teresa was a woman of exceptional human qualities – warm, intelligent, witty, charming, adventurous, articulate and humorous too. We are familiar with her celebrated saying: “God deliver us from sour-faced saints!”

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Celibate Mothers carry Forward the Sexual Revolution

Last edited 12th October 2015

Child psychotherapist Dilys Daws said the fact that virgin women were resorting to IVF “suggests someone who is not emotionally mature enough to be close to someone else – and that matters when it comes to bringing up a child. It implies the woman has a fear of having a close physical relationship with someone else, in which case the baby will not be brought up with that love.

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