Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

1 Oct
2019
Feast and Canonisation of John Henry Newman

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On 13 October, Pope Francis will declare 19th century British cardinal John Henry Newman a saint. The British theologian will be one of five people...

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6 Aug
2019
Pray for the world’s humanitarians

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World Humanitarian Day (19 August) is a day of hope and of encouragement. When we look at the world news we can easily believe that...

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29 Jul
2019
Praying for families – schools of human growth

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Pope Francis’ Intention for August is that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘schools of true human growth’. When...

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25 Jul
2019
St Ignatius’ adventures in discernment

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Most stories about St Ignatius’ life are drawn from the 20 years from his conversion to the founding of the Society of Jesus. These were...

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16 Jul
2019
United against people trafficking

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Trafficking people is an anathema to all those who understand that central to Christian faith is respect for the humanity of each person. At first...

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3 Jul
2019
Praying for the Integrity of Justice

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The Pope’s Intention for July is the Integrity of Justice: That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails...

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18 Jun
2019
The dangers of unchecked power

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Parliamentarism Day (30 June) is one of the newest United Nations Days, being only in its second year. It may also appear to have the...

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4 Jun
2019
Praying for priests

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Pope’s Intention for June: That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor....

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26 Apr
2019
Praying for the African Church

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The Pope’s intention for May is for the African Church: that it may be a seed for unity and a source of hope for the...

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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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