Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

28 Nov
2021
A summons

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This December let us all by our loving actions and attitudes give witness to the Good News. Pope Francis’ description of what it means to...

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22 Nov
2021
The music of hope

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Hope is not wishful thinking, it a commitment to work to make things better. In August 2012, that wonderful religious writer and speaker, Father Daniel...

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18 Nov
2021
Waiting in hope

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In most religious traditions we find a rhythm of fasting and feasting, waiting and celebration, work and holiday, of life and death. This rhythm matches...

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5 Nov
2021
Australia and refugees

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The closing of off-shore processing on PNG should be only the first step in abandoning an unreasonable and cruel policy towards asylum seekers. Recently the...

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28 Oct
2021
Let the light shine

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We are invited to be a light to people, especially in our accompaniment of people who suffer from depression and burn-out. During the restrictions and...

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22 Oct
2021
Grace of God’s love

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Many Catholics would be bemused to realise that in some churches the eve of All Saints Day is celebrated as Reformation Day and is dedicated...

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16 Oct
2021
Flavour of the Gospel

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Everyone, in their different ways, has the ability to spread the good news of the Gospel. Evangelisation, I confess, is not one of my favourite...

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11 Oct
2021
Change of heart

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A culture of disarmament begins with ourselves, and with how the world values human beings. When he was five years old St Aloysius Gonzaga’s father...

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30 Sep
2021
The challenge of being an evangeliser

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On first hearing, Pope Francis’ hope that all baptised people, no matter how lacking in learning or eloquence, should be engaged in evangelisation is challenging....

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26 Sep
2021
Prayer for St Therese of Lisieux (1 October)

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This prayer is to be done in a group setting and the process is based on that used by the Christian Life Community, an Ignatian...

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19 Sep
2021
The greatest lesson

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Humans are innately curious. We have a great desire to know things. Each of us has big questions about life, creation and death. We want to...

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10 Sep
2021
In praise of peace

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A commitment to peace requires us to look beyond our own interests to the good of all. Peace is something we all often long for....

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3 Sep
2021
The closeness of God

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There is no need to struggle to be with God as God is always with us – involved in our world and with creation. Growing...

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29 Aug
2021
A fundamental argument

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How we see the world, our inclinations and orientations in life, our approach to and standpoint on important matters, all form our basic attitude to...

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24 Aug
2021
Change begins today

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For Pope Francis, responding to the threat faced by the environment is the most pressing task for our day. The future of our children and...

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