Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

27 Feb
2024
Hopefully devoted to Mary

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No matter our life experiences, expectations and sorrows, Mary is a wonderful companion. When I joined the Jesuits, I cultivated a devotion to Mary as...

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6 Feb
2024
Time of preparation

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Lent is a time of preparation. It asks us through prayer, reflection and penance to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and its riches. Ash...

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31 Jan
2024
On the path of respect

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The Apology to the Stolen Generations was a pledge of respect towards Australia’s First Nations peoples. This year all aspects of the relationship between Indigenous...

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24 Jan
2024
Praying for the terminally ill

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Pope Francis asks that in February we pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and...

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17 Jan
2024
Messing about

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The Scriptures are full of people who understand that lives are complicated. I imagine there are people who give themselves 10 marks out of 10...

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27 Dec
2023
Diversity’s blessings

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When it comes to the prayer life of Catholics it’s not a case of one size fits all. When we discover something that has changed...

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17 Dec
2023
The hope of Christmas

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Christmas offers us a promise of life will come through, and asks us if we shall hang in to give life a chance. Christmas Day...

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5 Dec
2023
Warp and weft of human rights

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Human rights are not merely individual but sewn into the social fabric. The last months of this year have been marked by disputes about human...

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29 Nov
2023
People like us

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In praying for persons with disabilities in December, Pope Francis is asking that we are given the gift of sight to recognise the full potential...

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15 Nov
2023
Welcome all

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Reaching out to the excluded does not weaken our faith or moral values, rather it shows our commitment to Christ’s way. Anniversaries that touch on...

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29 Oct
2023
The Pope of accompaniment

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In November’s prayer intention, Pope Francis asks us to pray for him as he accompanies Catholics on their journey to Christ. No one who follows...

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22 Oct
2023
Talk, pray, love

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At heart the Synod on Synodality is an invitation to trust and build a Church that is inclusive and mission focused. If you are a...

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