Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

13 Aug
2015
Five different kinds of communion

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I watched on with fascination recently as an elderly woman in our congregation received five kinds of communion. The first was from her daughter...

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4 Aug
2015
Selfies with the Pope

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Last week we were fortunate enough to be visited by Pope Francis. Although he was not able to be with us in person, we...

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29 Jul
2015
How to become a saint

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I attended a youth leadership forum recently and one of the speakers talked of how we could be saints. This idea seemed extraordinary to...

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21 Jul
2015
Being ‘love’ at work

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Work culture and morale were crumbling at my work. A new senior manager, while good and kind and approachable initially, had now for various...

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13 Jul
2015
Putting the ‘e’ back in time

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The ‘e’ is a mischievous character. Often it disappears unannounced and leaves me scrambling. “Blasted ‘e’ “, I curse, grieving over not having enough...

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8 Jul
2015
Praying during the royal commission

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Last year, I did an interview with Patricia Feenan for Australian Catholics magazine. In her book, Holy Hell, Patricia tells the story of her...

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2 Jul
2015
Laudato Sii or No?

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Not everyone is happy about what Pope Francis has had to say in Laudato Si’, his encyclical letter on the environment. One critic described...

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23 Jun
2015
When #LoveMakesAWay

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Love Makes a Way (Depicted on social media with the hashtag #LoveMakesAWay) is an ecumenical group formed in response to the government’s statement to...

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11 Jun
2015
Big and small | pictures of refugees

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Refugee week is a time for looking at big pictures and little pictures. This year the big picture is bleak.  The number of people...

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28 May
2015
On loving, leaving and learning | In Gratitude for Consecrated Life

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It probably seems a little unusual to offer a reflection on the Year of Consecrated Life as a woman who doesn’t belong to a...

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2015
Contemplating God’s love

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I compose blog posts in my head. Words and ideas are given birth deep within and then freed after a bit of pondering. Some...

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26 May
2015
On my knees

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I have been resenting my knee exercises recently.  I know they’re good for me, and as my physiotherapist keeps on reminding me, my knees...

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