Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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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20 May
2015
When faith isn’t enough

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Like everyone, I’ve had some hard times in my life. Almost twenty years ago was one of the hardest, when I found out that...

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14 May
2015
Tweet others with love: Pope Francis on Social Media

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It’s been widely reported that Pope Francis never owned a mobile phone while he was the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Yet, his election...

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7 May
2015
Learning motherhood

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It was with an air of expectancy last Mother’s Day when I called Mum to chat on the phone. I was 36 weeks pregnant...

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30 Apr
2015
Amazing Grace

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Shortly after midnight on April 29 on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan eight prisoners were taken out to be shot. They went out together...

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20 Apr
2015
God’s humanity

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Sitting in church after reconciliation I was struck by the two sides of God, human and divine. The divinity of God is such an...

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14 Apr
2015
‘Proving’ God’s existence

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I recently received an email from a gentleman asking if I could spare five minutes to answer his question: Are you certain that God...

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9 Apr
2015
Moving on from Good Friday ‘sorry time’

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This article was first published in Province Express and is used with permission Some years ago when I was visiting a remote Aboriginal community,...

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4 Apr
2015
Happy fault | On addiction

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At every Easter I can recall, the Exsultet has always captured my attention. That one line specifically “O, happy fault” would constantly turn in...

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