Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

29 Nov
2020
The unsettling sound of silence

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In Advent and Lent we hear much about John the Baptist. He is seriously over-exposed. In fact, many preachers run out of creative things to...

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2020
Entwined for eternity

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I am not sure whether the Advent wreath has made a debut or a comeback. It was never a feature in the Advent liturgies of...

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23 Nov
2020
Waiting for God

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In Latin, an advent is an arrival; in the Church year it is a time of waiting. In the early Church it was both. It...

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17 Nov
2020
Dance of inclusion and exclusion

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Social Inclusion Week is a good time to reflect on how and why we include and exclude others, and the lasting effects of exclusion and...

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10 Nov
2020
In praise of tolerance

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It may seem to be rather faint praise, but we should celebrate tolerance, be grateful for it as a gift, and pray for the even...

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4 Nov
2020
True togetherness

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The value of mission is that it keeps people together, even when separated physically. In the past seven or so Covid-dominated months, especially in Victoria,...

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27 Oct
2020
For good, not ill

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November is that artificial intelligence and robotics be a blessing for humankind, rather than a curse. When many of us...

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21 Oct
2020
November’s two important feasts

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November begins with two important feast days –All Saints Day on 1 November and All Souls Day on 2 November.  Pope Francis has said that...

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13 Oct
2020
A school of discernment

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Learning discernment is learning to live with a basic sense of peace. The good spirit brings peace, while the evil spirit disturbs. A journey into...

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6 Oct
2020
Change of attitude needed

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Poverty is not something ‘out there’ but something that brushes up against our families and in our states. It is easy to think about poverty...

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27 Sep
2020
The meaning of Baptism

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October is for the laity’s mission in the Church – specifically we pray that by the virtue of baptism, the...

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22 Sep
2020
An aged perspective

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The Day for Older Persons reminds us above all that older persons are persons, not economic costs. Their life has been a gift and it...

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16 Sep
2020
My perfect compass

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Discerning the better path requires nuance and skill. St Ignatius, through his teaching on discernment, offers us a way to develop the necessary skills. Life...

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8 Sep
2020
The air that we breathe

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In spring we deepen our association with the element of air, and of wind, and its invitation to open ourselves to a God who flows...

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30 Aug
2020
Praying for ourselves and our planet

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Pope Francis’ September prayer intention, that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner, sums up his ongoing...

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