Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

7 Jan
2016
Lord, I have failed

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I have to say I have not experienced much failure in life. When I say failure I mean when you give something your best...

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4 Dec
2015
Making ‘Xmas’ more Christian

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Celebrating Christmas in different parts of the world can be an interesting experience. One year, I was visiting my sister in Dubai. It was...

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2 Dec
2015
The discomfort of the Gospel

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Social media has been awash recently with memes about the Syrian refugee crisis and Western governments’ attempts to control the influx of people across...

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24 Nov
2015
When bad things happen to good people

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The abhorrent attacks in Paris two weeks ago have been at the forefront of our conversations. Sadly our world has seen these types of...

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17 Nov
2015
I struggle, therefore I am

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I wonder whether I am brave enough to write about this. I am a 29-year-old woman and I know that there are many life...

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9 Nov
2015
Do you have any change?

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I’m lost in Melbourne walking down Little Lonsdale St attempting to find a Japanese restaurant where I’ll later meet some friends. As I walk...

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4 Nov
2015
My Communion of Saints

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I have just returned to Australia after spending some time with family overseas.  It was a time of joy and consolation, of much laughter...

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22 Oct
2015
Cups of Tea with the Queen of Heaven

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The Sisters of Mercy first came into my life on the eve of the millenium. They were plain clothed nuns. I had just got...

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20 Oct
2015
the music of encounter

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I was talking recently with a Catholic liturgical musician about the songs that people enjoy hearing at Mass, and the conflicts that take place...

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13 Oct
2015
The Gift of the Mass

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I have a confession to make: I’ve become a Mass junkie. There’s a hunger that’s developed recently that seems to be a grace. I...

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7 Oct
2015
My heaven, my castle and my joy

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The idea of heaven is that of clouds, people in white clothing, angels and God waiting at the gates for us. Yet for some...

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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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