Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

29 Aug
2018
Faiths that embrace the whole of life

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In our society religion is usually seen as a private thing. We pray in churches and our rooms, don’t mention our faith in social conversation...

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25 Jul
2018
St Mary MacKillop went where the need was greatest

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One of the features of St Mary Mackillop’s life was the way in which she instinctively moved beyond narrow boundaries to look to bigger horizons...

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6 Jun
2018
Against the flow

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Some years ago a young friend asked me how I was. Deciding to vary the ritual answers–good, or OK–I said that I was going with...

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28 Mar
2018
April 1: Easter Sunday – Recognising God’s Presence

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The events of Easter and Christmas are shrouded in mystery. It takes faith to see God as present in Jesus. The stories of Easter are...

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14 Mar
2018
Celebrating Cultural Diversity

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21 March is World Day for Cultural diversity In nature diversity is a good thing. Lack of diversity makes for inbreeding and impoverishment of the...

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27 Feb
2018
Flexibility of mind and heart

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A central part of the Ignatian tradition we inherit is its emphasis on flexibility. In plants flexibility means being able to stretch, to fit into...

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13 Feb
2018
The gift of God’s self

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Lent is a reminder that Jesus is the dearest gift that God can give us. Lent’s most vivid memories are often of the things we...

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18 Dec
2017
Christmas

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In the ancient world, people always told stories about the childhood of famous people. The stories illustrated the direction and qualities of their adult lives...

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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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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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20 Jun
2017
June 20: World Refugee Day

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World refugee day is a time to look outside our own world and to notice people whom persecution and war force to leave their nations....

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