Prayer Articles

by Chris Gleeson SJ

10 Apr
2024
Women who shape our lives

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The real ‘influencers’ are those people whose example and guidance show us how to live out God’s love. In recent times we have seen the...

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19 Nov
2023
Stay in the present

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Golf offers a perfect metaphor of life with God. The beauty of golf stems from the fact that success, as well as failure, comes from...

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13 Sep
2023
Pilgrims together

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To be a successful pilgrim, we need to travel light and put aside the baggage of fears, prejudices and resentments. That cumbersome term ‘Synodality’ sounds...

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25 May
2023
Leading with the soul

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A leader is capable of careful reflection, and of articulating the fruits of this reflection. In a tiny town of western North Dakota a little...

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31 Jan
2023
Springtime workers

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Every one of our actions sows seeds for the future of our society. In 1980 St Ignatius’ College, Riverview (Riverview), in Sydney, our largest Jesuit...

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8 Nov
2022
Point of balance

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We need to be at peace with ourselves so as not to endanger the peace of others. The Irish Nobel Prize poet Seamus Heaney once...

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6 Sep
2022
Look to the good

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Jesus is with us all offering hope always – even when we face failure, fear and disappointment. Recently I celebrated a Requiem Mass for which...

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22 May
2022
Prayer has many faces

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Thankfully there is nothing complicated about prayer. It is simply an encounter between ourselves and God. When I was a young Jesuit in training, there...

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9 Mar
2022
Leaning into love

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Love and its twin sisters tenderness and kindness require a good deal of hard work, training and discipline. The Feast of the English Jesuit Martyrs...

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22 Nov
2021
The music of hope

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Hope is not wishful thinking, it a commitment to work to make things better. In August 2012, that wonderful religious writer and speaker, Father Daniel...

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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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