Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

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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1 Mar
2022
No simple solutions

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In praying for a Christian response to bioethical challenges this month, Pope Francis is asking us to consider what actions respect human dignity. In public...

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20 Feb
2022
From the ashes

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Ashes are a powerful symbol of humility and loss, but they do not hold the last word as we journey to the glory of Easter....

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11 Feb
2022
The joy of social justice

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A passion for social justice grows when we recognise the value of each human being and find delight in reaching out to others. We can...

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30 Jan
2022
Honouring the strength of religious women

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Pope Francis’ February Prayer Intention for religious sisters and consecrated women reminds us also of all the other women without whose generosity the Catholic Church...

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26 Jan
2022
Reaching God in prayer

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St Thomas Aquinas, whose feast day is celebrated this week (28 January), prized the understanding of God reached in prayer. St Thomas Aquinas was born...

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13 Jan
2022
The light from beyond the dome

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Hope encourages us to have a larger vision than the ‘dome’ within which we live. In ordinary life we can’t escape from hope. If you...

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1 Jan
2022
Praying for our brothers and sisters

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Whatever our differences as people, we are all part of the human family and are entitled to support, and receive support from, one another. When...

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