Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

9 Apr
2019
Toward a return of spring

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Many paintings of Easter depict springtime: green grass, flowering shrubs, colourful birds and lush growth. That is understandable, because most painters were European and Easter...

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26 Feb
2019
Pray for Christian communities

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Pope Francis’ Intention for March: That Christian communities, especially those persecuted, feel close to Christ and that their human rights are respected. We sometimes think...

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31 Dec
2018
Feast of the Epiphany

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The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us that in their Gospels Matthew and Mark gather together stories about the childhood of Jesus, each pointing to...

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25 Dec
2018
Day of peace

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The fact that most people do very little on New Year’s Day, may just make it ideal to be a ‘Day of Peace’. Australians seem...

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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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