Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

25 Sep
2015
All creatures great and small

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Full disclosure here: I rather like cats. The site of a little mangy abandoned kitten can reduce me to sobs. Pope Benedict XVI apparently...

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23 Sep
2015
Shalom: Judaism through a Christian lens

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Last week, on 22 September, Yom Kippur was celebrated in the Jewish tradition. The holiest day in the Jewish calender, Yom Kippur is the...

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15 Sep
2015
Patience really is a virtue

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Virtues are good habits for a reason. They are the coaches and spectators of this marathon called life, whole-heartedly advising you and cheering you...

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3 Sep
2015
A journey back to mass

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Despite growing up Catholic and attending Catholic schools, until recently I had stopped regularly attending Mass. It wasn’t in protest or because I was...

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26 Aug
2015
In the silence of the heart

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In 2012, Pope Benedict wrote a letter for the World Day of Communications on silence. It was an unusual departure from the tradition of...

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19 Aug
2015
Who am I to judge?

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If there is one line by which Pope Francis has become famous, it is ‘I do not judge’ or perhaps rather ‘who am I...

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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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