Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

18 Dec
2017
Christmas

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In the ancient world, people always told stories about the childhood of famous people. The stories illustrated the direction and qualities of their adult lives...

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15 Nov
2017
I am the light of the world. Walk in the light

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If a trouble-struck government decided to hold a plebiscite for people to choose between Light and Darkness, Light would win in a landslide. We associate...

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18 Oct
2017
Praying for peace

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Disarmament Week 24-30 October, represents a seemingly impossible ideal – a world where peace trumps war. It is impossible, not because people do not want...

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11 Oct
2017
October 17: Eradication of Poverty Day

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We usually think of poverty as something that afflicts third world nations. But it is also present in Australia – shamefully so, in a nation...

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20 Jun
2017
June 20: World Refugee Day

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World refugee day is a time to look outside our own world and to notice people whom persecution and war force to leave their nations....

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31 May
2017
June 5: World Environment Day

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World Environment Day this year was launched into fluky winds. The strident public debate about the reality of global warming and the threat it poses...

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6 Apr
2017
Easter Reflection: Look for beating angel wings

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Angels today are usually seen as cuddly. They belong on wedding cakes, Christmas cards and play harps on clouds. At Jesus’ time they were serious....

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23 May
2016
Being the bread of life

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In many parts of the world the Feast of Corpus Christi is a huge celebration, with processions, pageants, song and feasting. Its origins lie in early...

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3 Mar
2016
The Gift of Being Different

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Cultural diversity is a fact of our daily lives. In the streets we see people with turbans, head scarves, clerical collars, the latest sneakers, Armani...

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2 Feb
2016
The Name of God is Mercy

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The best spiritual guides both comfort and provoke us. Pope Francis is no exception. His recent little book, (Pope Francis, The Name of God is...

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19 Aug
2015
Who am I to judge?

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If there is one line by which Pope Francis has become famous, it is ‘I do not judge’ or perhaps rather ‘who am I to...

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11 Jun
2015
Big and small | pictures of refugees

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Refugee week is a time for looking at big pictures and little pictures. This year the big picture is bleak.  The number of people who...

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