Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

8 Jan
2017
Remaining Resolute

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‘Argh! Just ten more minutes!’ It’s 6am, and already I’m in the throes of a heated battle with my alarm clock. My outstretched hand...

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22 Dec
2016
Making Christmas Burdens Light

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Each Christmas morning I celebrate Mass at Melbourne’s Ozanam House with homeless men, and later with people imprisoned at the Immigration Detention Centre. Each...

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15 Dec
2016
Strange Journeys

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Many children associate Christmas with journeys made and odd places visited. Plane and train trips to visit separated parents, car trips to visit rarely...

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5 Dec
2016
Hope

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My mother died about a month ago, on 26 October, 2016. On the news recently, we heard of the tragic deaths of young people...

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18 Nov
2016
The Joy of Waiting

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Our lives are often cyclic. We wake up, go to school or work, go home, relax, sleep and then repeat until the weekend. Most...

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27 Oct
2016
Take Another Look

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It is easy to miss events in the world around us. So much of the beauty of creation occurs in slow motion, or in...

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6 Oct
2016
The Rose That Never Fades

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On the first of October, I went to Mass at the Carmelite Monastery in Melbourne for the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux,...

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29 Sep
2016
Becoming Peacemakers

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Everyone wants peace. But equally most people find conflict more interesting than peace. Compare the number and the relative success of television series that...

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25 Sep
2016
Mercy in the Streets

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The following article was featured in the Winter 2016 edition of Madonna Magazine. Click here to subscribe. Doña Tere is probably in her late...

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8 Sep
2016
Finding God in Loneliness

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I first heard of loneliness from the Dutch Catholic priest Henri Nouwen – in his books. Since then I have read many other people,...

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18 Aug
2016
The Heart of the Homeless

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The homeless are under the bridges we walk over. They sleep in 24-hour bank foyers to get out of the rain while I get...

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28 Jul
2016
A D.I.Y. Pilgrimage Guide

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Although we are not fortunate enough to be able to make it to Krakow and celebrate and experience such a momentous and faith filled...

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