Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

11 Aug
2022
The gift of difference

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The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on 22 August reminds us of the need to live...

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6 Aug
2022
Feast of the Assumption – a Catholic belief

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The doctrine of Mary’s Assumption into heaven, celebrated on 15 August, reflects the long insistence on the importance of Mary in the Catholic Church. The...

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30 Jul
2022
Small businesses build better communities

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Pope Francis’ August prayer intention for small and medium-sized businesses is once again a reminder of the need to nurture community. Pope Francis’ concern for...

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28 Jun
2022
Valuable lessons

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A society that does not appreciate the value of its elderly is an impoverished society. The way in which a society treats children, the chronically...

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15 Jun
2022
Celebrating Christ’s presence

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The feast of Corpus Christi celebrates Christ’s gift of the Eucharist. Corpus Christi focuses on Christ’s presence under the form of bread and wine. This focus...

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6 Jun
2022
Unconditional love spreads

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Nothing commends our faith better than the generous and expansive love that we bring to our friends, workplaces and the groups of which we are...

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29 May
2022
The wholeness of prayer

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Prayer makes our lives complete. It adds colour and is its own reward. Anyone who prays knows that prayer is messy. Yet we dream of...

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18 May
2022
Jesus with us

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An association with the Jewish feast of God’s giving the Law through Moses makes it clear that the Ascension of Jesus is about presence, not...

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30 Apr
2022
Praying for young people

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Pope Francis prays specifically this month for young Catholics who will find in Mary the source of inspiration for a generous life. The Pope’s prayer,...

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5 Apr
2022
Praying for health care workers

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Pope Francis’ April 2022 prayer intention for health care workers has a special resonance for all of us in Australia. Though it focuses on the...

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25 Mar
2022
A fire in people’s hearts

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It’s the Gospel stories underpinned by God’s fathomless love that inspire great acts of compassion, love and charity. In the Gospels charity is as close...

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21 Mar
2022
Consecration chooses life

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Pope Francis devotes 25 March to the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pope Francis has taken a significant step...

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