Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

19 Mar
2017
The Gift of Happiness

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The International Day of Happiness is a quirky celebration.  Most international days celebrate groups of people – women, children, journalists, refugees etc. Or they point...

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22 Dec
2016
Making Christmas Burdens Light

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Each Christmas morning I celebrate Mass at Melbourne’s Ozanam House with homeless men, and later with people imprisoned at the Immigration Detention Centre. Each mass...

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15 Dec
2016
Strange Journeys

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Many children associate Christmas with journeys made and odd places visited. Plane and train trips to visit separated parents, car trips to visit rarely seen...

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29 Sep
2016
Becoming Peacemakers

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Everyone wants peace. But equally most people find conflict more interesting than peace. Compare the number and the relative success of television series that trade...

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9 Jun
2016
Election reflection

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In democratic theory, elections are times when citizens take personal responsibility for the directions that their nation will take. Voting is almost a sacred act...

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20 Apr
2016
When the Pope went to Lesbos

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There is so much to like about Pope Francis’ journey to Lesbos. There is also so much for us as Australians to be humbled by.  He undertook...

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14 Nov
2014
A Rose Garden in San Salvador

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In the former Jesuit residence of the El Salvador Jesuit University there is a rose garden with eight bushes. They flower for Elba and Celia...

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