Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

26 Mar
2019
Season of Consolation: Week Four – The Carrying of the Cross

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Sorrowful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Carrying of the Cross.    Parishes and prayer...

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20 Mar
2019
Season of Consolation: Week Three – The Crowning with Thorns

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Sorrowful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Crowning with Thorns.    Parishes and prayer groups:...

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12 Mar
2019
Season of Consolation: Week Two – The Scourging at the Pillar

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Sorrowful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Scourging at the Pillar. Parishes and prayer groups: Feel...

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6 Mar
2019
Season of Consolation: Week One – The Agony in the Garden

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Sorrowful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Agony in the Garden. Parishes and prayer groups:...

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2019
Season of Consolation: Reflecting on the Sorrowful Mysteries

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Individuals and prayer groups will be able to explore the Sorrowful Mysteries this Lent, with a series of weekly reflections leading up to Easter. We...

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26 Feb
2019
Pray for Christian communities

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Pope Francis’ Intention for March: That Christian communities, especially those persecuted, feel close to Christ and that their human rights are respected. We sometimes think...

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20 Feb
2019
A Covenant people

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God is unfailingly constant, it is us that sway between renewal and rejection and back again.   We are familiar with covenants in our secular...

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13 Feb
2019
The gains of losing yourself

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The Christian mission requires the same spirit of creativity and adaptation that drives the entrepreneur. Not that long ago I read a profoundly honest interview...

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6 Feb
2019
I am a mission

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In thinking about the theme of ‘service’ , I came across these wonderful words of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium (para 273): ‘I am a...

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30 Jan
2019
Let us rejoice

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Jesus is a source of great pleasure and happiness. So good is his presence that we become enamoured with him and determined to seek him...

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22 Jan
2019
Reflections on remembering

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The Examen is a way to reflect on our lives. At the end of the day, we reflect on the day that has just gone...

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16 Jan
2019
Happiness in service

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Many Madonna readers, I am sure, would have heard the story of the old Cherokee warrior one evening at the camp fire telling his grandson...

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9 Jan
2019
Joy in the presence of God

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Joy is different to happiness. Joy brings a deeper warmth and contentment to our hearts. Sitting with the question ‘What does joy mean to me?’,...

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31 Dec
2018
Feast of the Epiphany

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The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us that in their Gospels Matthew and Mark gather together stories about the childhood of Jesus, each pointing to...

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25 Dec
2018
Day of peace

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The fact that most people do very little on New Year’s Day, may just make it ideal to be a ‘Day of Peace’. Australians seem...

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