Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

17 Feb
2021
The passion pattern

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It is joy and fun that connects us to God and each other. 2020 has been an annus horribilis with sickness, death, loss of...

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9 Feb
2021
A small change with big significance

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An instruction, because of coronavirus, to sprinkle ash on our heads brings home the point of the ritual of Ash Wednesday. During the last...

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31 Jan
2021
Attitude change needed

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Pope Francis, in his prayer intention for February, calls on us to walk with women who suffer violence and to encourage respect for women...

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27 Jan
2021
Help for the broken-hearted

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Recognising the fundamental unity of body and mind, the Sacred Heart is a devotion of healing for all pain. Trauma has been described as...

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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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