Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

28 Feb
2021
The importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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For Pope Francis the sacrament of Reconciliation has a central place in Catholic life. He refers to it frequently as one of the pillars...

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23 Feb
2021
Year of St Joseph

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Pope Francis, to mark the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, has dedicated most of this...

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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...

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9 Feb
2021
A small change with big significance

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An instruction, because of coronavirus, to sprinkle ash on our heads brings home the point of the ritual of Ash Wednesday. During the last...

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31 Jan
2021
Attitude change needed

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Pope Francis, in his prayer intention for February, calls on us to walk with women who suffer violence and to encourage respect for women...

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27 Jan
2021
Help for the broken-hearted

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Recognising the fundamental unity of body and mind, the Sacred Heart is a devotion of healing for all pain. Trauma has been described as...

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20 Jan
2021
The pause that refreshes

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There is a spiritual gift for us all in this time between the pre-Covid and the Covid-normal world to come. In 1929 The Coca...

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11 Jan
2021
A day for reflection

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Australia Day is a day in which we can come together and marvel at this first meeting of cultures and at the richness of...

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30 Dec
2020
The world is our family

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Pope Francis speaks of fraternity in a variety of contexts. For him it is much richer in meaning than friendly relationships. It refers to...

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19 Dec
2020
The key of David

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The Doll and a White Rose attributed to V.A. Bailey is a story which reminds us that the ways God comes to us sets...

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14 Dec
2020
Waiting in line

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One of the British Empire’s finest cultural legacies would be one of the most over-looked: the ability to queue, or wait in line. I...

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3 Dec
2020
Keeping our eyes open

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Christmas should not be primarily marked by being anxious about sin, but by being filled with a growing sense of joy. These days most...

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