Prayer Articles

by James O'Brien

James O'Brien is a graduate teacher who works as an Editorial Assistant with Jesuit Communications.

22 Aug
2018
Friends make time for each other

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We hear from spiritual guides such as William Barry SJ in A Friendship Like No Other that ‘human friendship [is] the best analogy for what God...

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18 Apr
2018
Seeking fullness of life

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In demanding life in abundance, I discover the ways that God is in fact already giving it to me. Some years ago, my friend Jenni...

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4 Apr
2018
Sent out in peace

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Second Sunday of Easter (John 20:19-31) Mary Magdalene has returned from the empty tomb after her surprise encounter with Jesus. She has told the disciples...

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21 Feb
2018
The Pope’s Lenten Sonata: Pause, See and Return

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An invitation to spiritual renewal At regular intervals Pope Francis provides prompts for reflection that can help us come more fully alive. In his homily...

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5 Mar
2015
A lenten oasis

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It’s in the middle of the day and in the evening too that we long to simply sit at the oases of our lives. These...

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