Saturday, February 6, 2010

Meeting dates for the year

Welcome to 2010.

These are the dates and the name of the mother hosting the meeting.

MARCH 9 - Leonie

APRIL 13 - Leanne

MAY 11 - Danielle

JUNE 8 - Donna

JULY 13 - Christine

AUG 10 - ?

SEPT 14 - Leonie

OCT 5 - Leanne

NOV 9 - Danielle

DEC 14 - Donna

Meetings usually start at 10.30 am and the host can plan an activity or talk or invite a guest speaker on a topic close to a Catholic Homeschooler's heart. Bring food and drink to share, for morning tea and lunch.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Nativity of Our Lady

We brainstormed the major events of Our Lady's life.

We celebrated the birthday, the nativity, of Mary. With yummy food!

Miss Leanne shared a quote from Pope Paul VI, who wrote, in Marialis Cultus, that the...nativity of Our Lady is considered the dawn of our salvation.

The entrance antiphojn at Mass states: Let us celebrate with joyful hearts the birth of the Virgin Maty, of whom was born the Sun of Justice, Christ our Lord.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Freedom and St Maximilian Kolbe

Christine shared some quotes on freedom, after a talk and a PowerPoint presentation on St Maximilian Kolbe.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

1730 God created man a rational being, conferring on him the dignity of a person who can initiate and control his own actions. "God willed that man should be 'left in the hand of his own counsel,' so that he might of his own accord seek his Creator and freely attain his full and blessed perfection by cleaving to him."26
Man is rational and therefore like God; he is created with free will and is master over his acts.
1731 Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one's own responsibility. By free will one shapes one's own life. Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.
1732 As long as freedom has not bound itself definitively to its ultimate good which is God, there is the possibility of choosing between good and evil, and thus of growing in perfection or of failing and sinning. This freedom characterizes properly human acts. It is the basis of praise or blame, merit or reproach.
1733 The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to "the slavery of sin."
1734 Freedom makes man responsible for his acts to the extent that they are voluntary. Progress in virtue, knowledge of the good, and ascesis enhance the mastery of the will over its acts.
1735 Imputability and responsibility for an action can be diminished or even nullified by ignorance, inadvertence, duress, fear, habit, inordinate attachments, and other psychological or social factors.
1736 Every act directly willed is imputable to its author:
Thus the Lord asked Eve after the sin in the garden: "What is this that you have done?" He asked Cain the same question. The prophet Nathan questioned David in the same way after he committed adultery with the wife of Uriah and had him murdered.
An action can be indirectly voluntary when it results from negligence regarding something one should have known or done: for example, an accident arising from ignorance of traffic laws.
1737 An effect can be tolerated without being willed by its agent; for instance, a mother's exhaustion from tending her sick child. A bad effect is not imputable if it was not willed either as an end or as a means of an action, e.g., a death a person incurs in aiding someone in danger. For a bad effect to be imputable it must be foreseeable and the agent must have the possibility of avoiding it, as in the case of manslaughter caused by a drunken driver.
1738 Freedom is exercised in relationships between human beings. Every human person, created in the image of God, has the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being. All owe to each other this duty of respect. The right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person. This right must be recognized and protected by civil authority within the limits of the common good and public order.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Report On Our Last Meeting..

Fr Benedict enrolled the group in the brown scapular at the last Homeschooling day.

Mrs Murphy spoke to us, she told us that it is the year of the Priests and that we should pray for them.

We made our own prayer to say for priests.

We wrote it down and glued it under a picture of Our Lord to put on the fridge so we remember to say it as many times as we can during the day.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The topic of our next meeting, July 14.

The children will be enrolled in the brown scapular .

The scapular is a sacramental ~
A sacramental is anything set apart or blessed by the Church toexcite good thoughts and to increase devotion, and through thesemovements of the heart to remit venial sin. St Joseph Baltimore Catechism