Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

27 Oct
2020
For good, not ill

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November is that artificial intelligence and robotics be a blessing for humankind, rather than a curse. When many of...

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21 Oct
2020
November’s two important feasts

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November begins with two important feast days –All Saints Day on 1 November and All Souls Day on 2 November.  Pope Francis has said...

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13 Oct
2020
A school of discernment

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Learning discernment is learning to live with a basic sense of peace. The good spirit brings peace, while the evil spirit disturbs. A journey...

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6 Oct
2020
Change of attitude needed

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Poverty is not something ‘out there’ but something that brushes up against our families and in our states. It is easy to think about...

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27 Sep
2020
The meaning of Baptism

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October is for the laity’s mission in the Church – specifically we pray that by the virtue of baptism,...

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22 Sep
2020
An aged perspective

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The Day for Older Persons reminds us above all that older persons are persons, not economic costs. Their life has been a gift and...

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16 Sep
2020
My perfect compass

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Discerning the better path requires nuance and skill. St Ignatius, through his teaching on discernment, offers us a way to develop the necessary skills....

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8 Sep
2020
The air that we breathe

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In spring we deepen our association with the element of air, and of wind, and its invitation to open ourselves to a God who...

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30 Aug
2020
Praying for ourselves and our planet

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Pope Francis’ September prayer intention, that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner, sums up his...

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25 Aug
2020
Think hard, live well

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Thinking – really thinking – requires commitment, but the rewards are there for those who are prepared to put in the hard work. Homework...

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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...

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12 Aug
2020
Growing better societies

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When disaster threatens societies face a choice – withdraw into themselves or embrace humanitarism. Where there are disasters, disruption and conflict, people will always...

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