Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

26 Sep
2018
Faith Matters – Desolation

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…neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all...

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19 Sep
2018
The Way, the Truth and the Life of the Party

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  Andrew WK probably isn’t on the radar of most Catholics. Some Australians may have seen his interview on the ABC’s Tonightly program, where he discussed his...

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12 Sep
2018
Who do you say I am?

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When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’…’But...

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Hands carrying dirt
5 Sep
2018
Of Earth

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One of the myriad of wonders of being ‘of Earth’ is being able to walk ‘on Earth’. I am reflecting on this gift of walking...

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29 Aug
2018
Faiths that embrace the whole of life

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In our society religion is usually seen as a private thing. We pray in churches and our rooms, don’t mention our faith in social conversation...

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22 Aug
2018
Friends make time for each other

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We hear from spiritual guides such as William Barry SJ in A Friendship Like No Other that ‘human friendship [is] the best analogy for what God...

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15 Aug
2018
Faith matters – Quietude

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It seems as though Western society has reached a crossroad that will determine the future direction of our society. Survey after survey indicate that we...

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8 Aug
2018
Wellspring of love

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In a most inspiring book, Anam Cara, A book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue, one of the many parts that touched me is that there...

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1 Aug
2018
Faith matters–signs

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Human beings have a great need for evidence. Signs and symbols are quantifiable and offer us a tangible value or measure that signifies the ‘real’...

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25 Jul
2018
St Mary MacKillop went where the need was greatest

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One of the features of St Mary Mackillop’s life was the way in which she instinctively moved beyond narrow boundaries to look to bigger horizons...

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18 Jul
2018
Rekindling nature’s beauty

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Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet...

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11 Jul
2018
Little girl, I tell you ‘get up’

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Earlier this month I went to Our Lady of Victories’ Church [Camberwell, Victoria] for Mass as I have decided to join the choir. Sitting up...

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Dwell in peace
4 Jul
2018
Dwell in peace

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A few years ago I found myself on a pilgrimage to France and strolling up to Lavalla where Saint Marcellin began his ministry and lived...

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Change not required
27 Jun
2018
Change not required

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I was a neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them, and I agreed...

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20 Jun
2018
I see you

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Catholic Social Teaching implores us to uphold the dignity of all people, and this includes helping meet the needs of those who suffer poverty, oppression, hunger...

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