Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

22 Mar
2017
Lent and pilgrimage

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Lent is a time of preparation. It should not be all gloomy but rather a time to reach out for God in new ways. In...

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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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7 Mar
2017
Be bold for change

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Have you ever watched the morning sunrise only to realise that it is not rising at all, but the earth is moving under the sun?...

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4 Mar
2017
Opening Our Hearts to God

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This week we celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The ashes Catholics receive on Ash Wednesday remind us of our humanity and mortality....

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18 Feb
2017
Sundays in the City

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I’ve been attending church a lot lately, but it’s what happens after that has been changing me. In church I don’t put much in the...

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9 Feb
2017
A light rises in the darkness for the upright

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The response to this week’s psalm is ‘A light rises in the darkness for the upright’. Listening to the media and our church leaders in...

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2 Feb
2017
From Cape to Cake

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Pilgrimages in the past were undertaken as a penance and intended to involve great effort and suffering. They are physical journeys with a spiritual intent...

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19 Jan
2017
Celebrating Mass Among the Unwelcome

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A Christmas day celebration at a detention centre provides an insight into the difficult lives of asylum seekers in Australia. We are running late. There...

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12 Jan
2017
Take Lord, Receive

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I lay on the floor for some time. I had slipped on the wet surface, and the excruciating pain in my tail-bone made me suspect...

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8 Jan
2017
Remaining Resolute

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‘Argh! Just ten more minutes!’ It’s 6am, and already I’m in the throes of a heated battle with my alarm clock. My outstretched hand slams...

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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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5 Dec
2016
Hope

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My mother died about a month ago, on 26 October, 2016. On the news recently, we heard of the tragic deaths of young people from...

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18 Nov
2016
The Joy of Waiting

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Our lives are often cyclic. We wake up, go to school or work, go home, relax, sleep and then repeat until the weekend. Most of...

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27 Oct
2016
Take Another Look

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It is easy to miss events in the world around us. So much of the beauty of creation occurs in slow motion, or in ways...

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