Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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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29 Nov
2020
The unsettling sound of silence

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In Advent and Lent we hear much about John the Baptist. He is seriously over-exposed. In fact, many preachers run out of creative things...

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2020
Entwined for eternity

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I am not sure whether the Advent wreath has made a debut or a comeback. It was never a feature in the Advent liturgies...

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23 Nov
2020
Waiting for God

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In Latin, an advent is an arrival; in the Church year it is a time of waiting. In the early Church it was both....

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17 Nov
2020
Dance of inclusion and exclusion

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Social Inclusion Week is a good time to reflect on how and why we include and exclude others, and the lasting effects of exclusion...

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10 Nov
2020
In praise of tolerance

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It may seem to be rather faint praise, but we should celebrate tolerance, be grateful for it as a gift, and pray for the...

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4 Nov
2020
True togetherness

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The value of mission is that it keeps people together, even when separated physically. In the past seven or so Covid-dominated months, especially in...

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