Prayer Articles

by Chris Gleeson SJ

29 Aug
2021
A fundamental argument

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How we see the world, our inclinations and orientations in life, our approach to and standpoint on important matters, all form our basic attitude to...

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4 May
2021
Ageing gracefully

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We need to understand grace as an event – something that describes the quality of our relationship with God.  Where is the Life we have...

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17 Feb
2021
The passion pattern

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It is joy and fun that connects us to God and each other. 2020 has been an annus horribilis with sickness, death, loss of business...

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4 Nov
2020
True togetherness

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The value of mission is that it keeps people together, even when separated physically. In the past seven or so Covid-dominated months, especially in Victoria,...

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19 Aug
2020
Dancing to God’s beat

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God is the perfect dance partner if we learn to listen to him and follow his lead. Over the 17 years I have been writing...

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5 May
2020
Put out into the deep*

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We need to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of what is important, rather than living life on the surface. During the 35th General Congregation...

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10 Mar
2020
Silence is opportunity

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Silences not an absence but rather a consciousness toward other people or toward God. Have you ever been to the MCG on ANZAC Day and...

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10 Dec
2019
Around the kitchen table

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To sit around the kitchen or dining room table and share a meal, is to share yourself – to open up to companionship. One of...

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14 Aug
2019
A big heart

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Strong and caring families can be a wonderful avenue for building communities where each person is valued and respected for themselves. In thinking about ‘volunteering’...

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14 May
2019
Watching our words

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Poetry is a language ideally suited to a spiritual life. Pope Paul VI once told an audience of Christians that they might be the only...

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6 Feb
2019
I am a mission

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In thinking about the theme of ‘service’ , I came across these wonderful words of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium (para 273): ‘I am a...

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16 Jan
2019
Happiness in service

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Many Madonna readers, I am sure, would have heard the story of the old Cherokee warrior one evening at the camp fire telling his grandson...

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