Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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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11 Dec
2018
Season of Joy: Week Five – The finding of Jesus in the Temple

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Praying with the Joyful Mysteries: Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the finding of Jesus...

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5 Dec
2018
Season of Joy: Week Four – The Presentation

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Praying with the Joyful Mysteries: Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Presentation in the...

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26 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Week Three – The Nativity

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Praying with the Joyful Mysteries: Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Nativity of Jesus. Parishes...

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21 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Week Two – The Visitation

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Visitation. Parishes and prayer groups: Feel free to...

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15 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Week One – The Annunciation

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Jesuit Communications offers a series of reflections around the five Joyful Mysteries. This week, we explore the Annunciation. Parishes and prayer groups: Feel free to...

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14 Nov
2018
Season of Joy: Reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries

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Individuals and prayer groups will be able to explore the Joyful Mysteries this Advent, with a series of weekly reflections leading up to Christmas. For...

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2018
Faith Matters – Eternal

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You may have noticed that things have changed. The weather is different now. It has changed and the trees are all green. Spring is now...

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7 Nov
2018
Open dialogue

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In 2016 Pope Francis was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in recognition for his work towards European unification. His acceptance speech outlined his philosophy of dialogue...

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31 Oct
2018
Vietnam’s vibrant youth

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My work as a Jesuit priest has taken me around the world, particularly to Asia. As a result, I’ve been able to see the vibrancy...

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23 Oct
2018
Living gratefully

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During the second week in May this year I had the good fortune to travel to Chiang Mai in Thailand and participate in a meeting...

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17 Oct
2018
Remembering the Holy Souls

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All Souls Day (2 November) is almost by definition an otherworldly day. It embraces all the people who have ever lived and died on our...

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