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Prayer blog: The Rose That Never Fades

22 Oct 2016 | Susie Hii

 A reflection on the feast of St Therese of Lisieux in the ‘Rose that never fades’.


Prayer blog: Becoming peacemakers

13 Oct 2016 | Andrew Hamilton, SJ

Everyone wants peace. But equally most people find conflict more interesting than peace.

 


Prayer blog: The importance of awareness days

05 Oct 2016 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

This week three apparently unrelated commemorative days follow one another: World Mental Health Day (10 Oct); World Homeless Day (10 Oct); International Day of the Girl Child (11 Oct). They are linked in telling us what is necessary if people are to find a home, are to enjoy mental health, and if women are to take their equal place in society. 


Prayer blog: Loneliness

31 Aug 2016 | Susie Hii

I first heard of loneliness from the Dutch Catholic priest Henri Nouwen - in his books. Since then I have read many other people, priests, single and divorced people writing and talking about loneliness. People living on their own may feel particularly lonely because physically, there is no one around them. However, not everyone who is alone feels lonely, and when we are surrounded by people, we may still feel lonely. Being alone and being lonely are not synonymous.


Prayer blog: The Heart of the Homeless

18 Aug 2016 | Peta Edmonds

The homeless are under the bridges we walk over. They sleep in 24-hour bank foyers to get out of the rain while I get my money out. They are the ghosts of the dawn, carelessly placed like newspapers thrown on front lawns.


Prayer blog: See how much Jesus loves you

05 Aug 2016 | Susie Hii

'Just give Jesus a chance to let you know how much he loves you.' I read those words in an email from a friend at about 10pm on 17 April, 2016. The words brought immediate tears to my eyes but I did not know why. Perhaps, I was feeling sad partly because I was leaving my immediate family to go to visit my mother the next day, and my ever-present fear of flying has been exacerbated by what happened to flights MH 17 and MH 370. All I knew was that I had to suppress them, or I would wake up the next morning with swollen, puffy eyes.


Prayer blog: A D.I.Y. Pilgrimage Guide

27 Jul 2016 | Brendan Nicholls

Although we are not fortunate enough to be able to make it to Krakow and celebrate and experience such a momentous and faith filled event as World Youth Day, we can engage in pilgrimage in our daily life and experience a closer relationship and understanding of God, writes Brendan Nicholls.


Prayer blog: Blossoming buds

21 Jul 2016 | Claudia Appaduray

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment has triggered in me a dormant interest in growing roses. Why roses? Perhaps you ask.  Out of so many other easier-to-grow or simpler flowers? My interest in these soft-petalled blooms still baffles me since romantic is a far cry from my staid nature.


Prayer blog: Do Catholics Sing?

14 Jul 2016 | Mark O’Shea

Catholics don’t sing. It’s a common refrain, but I’m not sure I believe it. Catholics will belt out a ballad while in the shower, they’ll sing along in the car (except at red lights of course), heck, I’ve even witnessed the most hardened men sing rapturous odes to their footy teams after a win. Music is a natural and unique facet of human culture. It expresses a connection to a common identity that can only be truly understood from the inside. As one of my philosophy professors explained, 'nobody but an Australian can fully appreciate the nuance in the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda.' 


Prayer blog: Blessed by the mess of the princess

06 Jul 2016 | Peta Edmonds

The angel of healing has come into my life in different ways. For me, looking up to different figures has been a help for me. There is one figure that stands out. She stands out with a halo of light because she, the Princess, always liked hats and they went well with her golden hair. 


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