Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

16 Aug
2017
Making meaning in our lives

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Finding joy during the darker times will come easier if we practise finding meaning in the little things every day. Life is what we pay...

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8 Aug
2017
Praying the scriptures with Mary MacKillop

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There are not many excommunicants who end up as saints, but our Australian Saint Mary of the Cross is one.  In troubled times, she fought...

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2 Aug
2017
The Treasure Within

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A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. ‘Spare some change?’ mumbled...

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19 Jul
2017
St Ignatius of Loyola Feast Day

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On Monday 31 July our school will celebrate the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola. One thing that always stands out to me is...

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28 Jun
2017
The Strength and Blessing of Indigenous Family Life

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The following is an edited excerpt from the Pastoral Letter from the Australian Catholic Bishops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2017: Just a...

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26 Jun
2017
Faith Matters – Hilarious

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We’ve just passed the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice and the end of exams. Teachers had one week to frantically mark all the...

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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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14 Jun
2017
Doubts and Delusions

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I once heard a psychiatrist say that people who believe in God have a delusion. I felt sorry for him that he does not have...

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6 Jun
2017
Lessons from the Long Paddock

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Driving through the sweeping plains of western NSW after fresh rain is an extraordinary experience. Paddocks that only days before were parched and dry are...

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5 Jun
2017
Pentecost Sunday

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Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom: open our minds to receive your truth. Come, Holy Spirit of understanding: may we clearly see the signs...

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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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10 May
2017
Joy in a World of Grey

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The world is full of bad news. Trump’s policies of hate; Brexit’s divisiveness in the UK, the reduction of the rights of vulnerable women in...

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26 Apr
2017
My Pet Loves and Hates

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Whenever I hear the fireworks, I don’t think of celebration, for it sounds like someone’s bombing the hell out of us, and I think of...

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21 Apr
2017
Easter and ANZAC Day

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The transition from Easter to ANZAC Day in Australia can be a strange one for Christians. This year, we have just gone from the terrible...

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13 Apr
2017
Overflowing

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At the start of Autumn, we received our long-awaited rains. As has happened in other parts of Australia over recent weeks, the rain was too...

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