Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

16 Oct
2021
Flavour of the Gospel

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Everyone, in their different ways, has the ability to spread the good news of the Gospel. Evangelisation, I confess, is not one of my favourite...

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11 Oct
2021
Change of heart

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A culture of disarmament begins with ourselves, and with how the world values human beings. When he was five years old St Aloysius Gonzaga’s father...

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30 Sep
2021
The challenge of being an evangeliser

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On first hearing, Pope Francis’ hope that all baptised people, no matter how lacking in learning or eloquence, should be engaged in evangelisation is challenging....

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26 Sep
2021
Prayer for St Therese of Lisieux (1 October)

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This prayer is to be done in a group setting and the process is based on that used by the Christian Life Community, an Ignatian...

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19 Sep
2021
The greatest lesson

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Humans are innately curious. We have a great desire to know things. Each of us has big questions about life, creation and death. We want to...

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10 Sep
2021
In praise of peace

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A commitment to peace requires us to look beyond our own interests to the good of all. Peace is something we all often long for....

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3 Sep
2021
The closeness of God

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There is no need to struggle to be with God as God is always with us – involved in our world and with creation. Growing...

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29 Aug
2021
A fundamental argument

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How we see the world, our inclinations and orientations in life, our approach to and standpoint on important matters, all form our basic attitude to...

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24 Aug
2021
Change begins today

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For Pope Francis, responding to the threat faced by the environment is the most pressing task for our day. The future of our children and...

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13 Aug
2021
Stamping out slavery

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Exploitation of people happens when we see others as ‘strangers’. The International Day in Remembrance of Slavery and its Abolition on 23 August commemorates in...

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6 Aug
2021
The value of humanitarians

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World Humanitarian Day (19 August) invites us to move beyond our own interests to look at the lives, the plight and the needs of our fellow...

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3 Aug
2021
Golden years

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Age may bring losses in physical attributes but it can bring gains in our ability to be with and really listen to others. Among my...

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26 Jul
2021
Praying for the Church

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The question facing the Catholic Church is not whether it should reform, but how. Not so long ago to think of the Church reforming herself...

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18 Jul
2021
Wisdom starts here

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Wisdom is acknowledging life as it is, neither living in the past nor wishing our time away for some different future. An old joke: I...

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12 Jul
2021
The love that binds

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In Pope Francis’ Catholic vision, the aged should not be regarded and treated as if they are dispensable, but rather have a place of honour....

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