Prayer Articles

by Brendan Nicholls

Brendan Nicholls is the liturgy coordinator at St Ignatius, Geelong.

16 Sep
2020
My perfect compass

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Discerning the better path requires nuance and skill. St Ignatius, through his teaching on discernment, offers us a way to develop the necessary skills. Life...

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8 Jan
2020
Welcome moves

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The unspoken contract between host and invitee places obligations on both, and where those obligations meet is thanksgiving. As we enter into the festive season...

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15 Oct
2019
The giving equation

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While service requires sacrifice, there still needs to be a perception that sacrifice brings benefits of commensurate value to the giver, the community or both....

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16 Apr
2019
Faith Matters – Abide

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Lately there have been a number if situations that have made me more aware of how much words matter. Word can affirm just as they...

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30 Jan
2019
Let us rejoice

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Jesus is a source of great pleasure and happiness. So good is his presence that we become enamoured with him and determined to seek him...

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14 Nov
2018
Faith Matters – Eternal

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You may have noticed that things have changed. The weather is different now. It has changed and the trees are all green. Spring is now...

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7 Nov
2018
Open dialogue

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In 2016 Pope Francis was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in recognition for his work towards European unification. His acceptance speech outlined his philosophy of dialogue...

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26 Sep
2018
Faith Matters – Desolation

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…neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all...

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15 Aug
2018
Faith matters – Quietude

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It seems as though Western society has reached a crossroad that will determine the future direction of our society. Survey after survey indicate that we...

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1 Aug
2018
Faith matters–signs

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Human beings have a great need for evidence. Signs and symbols are quantifiable and offer us a tangible value or measure that signifies the ‘real’...

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23 May
2018
Daydreaming

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Daydreaming is such a wonderful distraction for us as human beings. In our busy lives we often avoid such trivial behaviour or label it as...

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2 May
2018
In anticipation of the rain

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Scent can be an evocative and defining sense. When we smell perfume we are reminded of a particular person. When we enter a new place...

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