Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

8 Apr
2020
Our lives after coronavirus

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For most of us the last two weeks have been like living in a washing machine on spin rinse.  The speed of change has been...

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3 Mar
2020
Anniversary prompts reflection on our humanity

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When we think of the horrors of war our minds often turn to the nuclear bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Each of these bombs...

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18 Feb
2020
Ash Wednesday is not the final story

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In 2020 it is hard to think of Ash Wednesday (26 February) without also seeing the burned houses and forests and the charred bodies of...

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3 Feb
2020
Listen to the migrants’ cries

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Pope Francis’ Intention for February is for those caught up in human trafficking: that our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and...

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3 Dec
2019
Praying for the very young

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Pope Francis’ intention for December is for ‘The Future of the Very Young’. He prays every country take the measures necessary to prioritise the future...

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1 Oct
2019
Feast and Canonisation of John Henry Newman

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On 13 October, Pope Francis will declare 19th century British cardinal John Henry Newman a saint. The British theologian will be one of five people...

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6 Aug
2019
Pray for the world’s humanitarians

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World Humanitarian Day (19 August) is a day of hope and of encouragement. When we look at the world news we can easily believe that...

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29 Jul
2019
Praying for families – schools of human growth

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Pope Francis’ Intention for August is that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘schools of true human growth’. When...

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25 Jul
2019
St Ignatius’ adventures in discernment

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Most stories about St Ignatius’ life are drawn from the 20 years from his conversion to the founding of the Society of Jesus. These were...

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16 Jul
2019
United against people trafficking

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Trafficking people is an anathema to all those who understand that central to Christian faith is respect for the humanity of each person. At first...

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3 Jul
2019
Praying for the Integrity of Justice

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The Pope’s Intention for July is the Integrity of Justice: That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails...

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18 Jun
2019
The dangers of unchecked power

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Parliamentarism Day (30 June) is one of the newest United Nations Days, being only in its second year. It may also appear to have the...

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