Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

22 Nov
2017
Becoming more human

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Reconciliation with creation isn’t just about changing the way our society uses resources and impacts on the environment. It’s also about reconsidering how we live...

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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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8 Nov
2017
Faith Matters – Ripples

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Throughout November the Church remembers those who have died and rest eternally with God. Both the Apostles and Nicene Creed contains the phrase “the communion...

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2 Nov
2017
May we remember them – All Souls Day

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The origin of All Souls Day (2 November) seems to date to 1048 when Abbot St Odilo of the monastery of Cluny declared this celebration...

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31 Oct
2017
The bleeding heart of Jesus

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Every time news of priests who sexually abused children appear on TV, a knot forms in my stomach.  I turn my eyes away and try...

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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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25 Sep
2017
Prayer and peace

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Those of us with ready access to various media are aware that we are being bombarded from every side with reports of violence: domestic violence,...

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20 Sep
2017
Pope Francis encourages devotion to the Sacred Heart

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On Saturday Pope Francis received a delegation from the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He gave a short address and specifically mentioned...

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12 Sep
2017
How about that weather?

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It certainly has been a wet year. At Saint Ignatius College we have been flooded twice and survived a recent close call. We have spent...

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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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