Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

13 Feb
2015
When music in the liturgy is not so good

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As a musician, I like music in the Catholic liturgy. I prefer weekend mass to have music rather than not. Music moves me in...

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2 Feb
2015
Jesus with an Asian face

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As in Manila, Rome or Kolkata, crossing the road in Kunming, China requires a little courage. Pedestrian crossings are aspirational more than anything else;...

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29 Jan
2015
The Healing Touch

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Walking into St Ignatius Church today, I feel God. I breathe in and smell the polished wood. It makes me think of an ark...

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21 Jan
2015
Counting grains of sand

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The house in Gerroa, on the South Coast of New South Wales, where I was staying in January, is on the edge of paradise....

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19 Jan
2015
All aboard

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I don’t know about you, but every time I hear a Mary MacKillop Mantra, I’m immediately ensconced in her thoughts and how they can...

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11 Jan
2015
New years resolutions

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New Year’s Day is one of my least favourite days. I suppose it’s partly because, as I grow older, I have more and more...

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15 Dec
2014
No room at the inn

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As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, it’s useful to go back and look at the readings about the holy family: A humble family making...

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4 Dec
2014
A Prayer of Thanks

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Too often when I pray, I find myself asking God for something – something as big as a cure for cancer, something as little...

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30 Nov
2014
What’s the Point of Waiting?

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Is there some area of your life in which you are being asked to wait? I’m sitting here in rural Paraguay waiting, waiting for...

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18 Nov
2014
To God With Love

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In my bedside table drawer is a collection of prayer journals amassed over many years and filled with reflections during prayer and with dialogue...

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14 Nov
2014
A Rose Garden in San Salvador

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In the former Jesuit residence of the El Salvador Jesuit University there is a rose garden with eight bushes. They flower for Elba and...

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6 Nov
2014
Psalms: The Great Songbook

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The 150 songs we call the Psalms (meaning accompanied songs) and which in Hebrew are called Tehillim (praises) have an enduring voice. One way...

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