Prayer Articles

by James O'Brien

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

15 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Week One – The Annunciation

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Annunciation. Parishes and prayer groups: Feel free to...

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14 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries

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Individuals and prayer groups will be able to explore the Joyful Mysteries this Advent, with a series of weekly reflections leading up to Christmas. For...

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3 Oct
2018
The words of eternal life

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At the end of the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse in John’s Gospel (John 6:66-69), many of Jesus’ disciples turn their backs on Jesus. We read...

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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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