Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

21 Jun
2022
Prayer everywhere

By

There are no constraints on when, where or how we pray. It is in Matthew’s Gospel (6:6-16) that Jesus teaches about prayer. He calls out...

Read More
15 Jun
2022
Celebrating Christ’s presence

By

The feast of Corpus Christi celebrates Christ’s gift of the Eucharist. Corpus Christi focuses on Christ’s presence under the form of bread and wine. This focus...

Read More
6 Jun
2022
Unconditional love spreads

By

Nothing commends our faith better than the generous and expansive love that we bring to our friends, workplaces and the groups of which we are...

Read More
29 May
2022
The wholeness of prayer

By

Prayer makes our lives complete. It adds colour and is its own reward. Anyone who prays knows that prayer is messy. Yet we dream of...

Read More
22 May
2022
Prayer has many faces

By

Thankfully there is nothing complicated about prayer. It is simply an encounter between ourselves and God. When I was a young Jesuit in training, there...

Read More
18 May
2022
Jesus with us

By

An association with the Jewish feast of God’s giving the Law through Moses makes it clear that the Ascension of Jesus is about presence, not...

Read More
8 May
2022
Think no more about it

By

A children’s story character imparts an important lesson in how to apologise and make amends. Dear Charlotte and Ella, ‘I want the Wiggles!’ you both...

Read More
30 Apr
2022
Praying for young people

By

Pope Francis prays specifically this month for young Catholics who will find in Mary the source of inspiration for a generous life. The Pope’s prayer,...

Read More
27 Apr
2022
Be kind to yourself

By

We need to cease highlighting our flaws and understand that God’s love makes us perfect. There is an insight into the human psyche offered in...

Read More
19 Apr
2022
The warmth of charity

By

Our charitable responses to the injustices around us should come from a place of love and care. Towards the end of her life, as a...

Read More
14 Apr
2022
Scripture reflection: Holy Thursday

By

Scripture reflections for Holy Week Year C 2022, inspired by the writings of Henry Nouwen. GOSPELJesus had always loved those who were his in the...

Read More
13 Apr
2022
Feeling good by doing good

By

Charity is about doing what you can to ensure others get their chance to have ‘something more’. On the corner of Sister Clare’s desk a...

Read More

2022
Scripture reflection: Wednesday of Holy Week

By

Scripture reflections for Holy Week Year C 2022, inspired by the writings of Henry Nouwen. GOSPELWhen evening came he was at table with the twelve...

Read More
12 Apr
2022
Scripture reflection: Tuesday of Holy Week

By

Scripture reflections for Holy Week Year C 2022, inspired by the writings of Henry Nouwen. GOSPELSome Greeks approached Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee,...

Read More
11 Apr
2022
Scripture reflection: Monday of Holy Week

By

Scripture reflections for Holy Week Year C 2022, inspired by the writings of Henry Nouwen. GOSPELMary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure...

Read More