Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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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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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