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Prayer blog: Selfies with the Pope

03 Aug 2015 | Brendan Nicholls

Last week we were fortunate enough to be visited by Pope Francis. Although he was not able to be with us in person, we had a creative substitute in the form of a life size cardboard cut-out. Students were encouraged to ‘meet’ him at various locations around the College during lunchtimes and with supervision take a selfie on their laptop or an iPad from the ILC.  


Prayer blog: How to become a saint

28 Jul 2015 | Genevieve Nicoll

Genevieve Nicoll mulls over the possibility that she too could strive to be a saint.


Prayer blog: Being love at work

20 Jul 2015 | Nirmalene Candappa

Research Fellow Nirmalene Candappa describes a challenging time when she was called to love the unlovable in ‘Being love at work’.


Prayer blog: Putting the 'e' back in time

12 Jul 2015 | Helen Jacobs

The ‘e’ is a mischievous character. Often it disappears unannounced and leaves me scrambling. 


Prayer blog: Praying during the royal commission

07 Jul 2015 | Michael McVeigh

Australian Catholics' editor Michael McVeigh reflects on how we can turn our attention to others during the Royal Commission.


Prayer blog: Laudato Sii or No?

01 Jul 2015 | Bishop Michael Kennedy

Not everyone is happy about what Pope Francis has had to say in Laudato Si', his encyclical letter on the environment. One critic described the document as ‘a mixture of junk science, junk economics and junk ethics’ which, if followed, would prevent the world's poor escaping poverty.


Prayer blog: When #LoveMakesAWay

22 Jun 2015 | Susan Connelly RSJ

Love Makes a Way (Depicted on social media with the hashtag #LoveMakesAWay) is an ecumenical group formed in response to the government’s statement to would-be refugees that ‘No Way’ would they ever receive refuge in Australia if they came by boat. 


Prayer blog: Big and small - pictures of refugees

18 Jun 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on the big and small picture of the world’s refugee crisis.


Prayer blog: On loving, leaving and learning: In Gratitude for Consecrated Life

27 May 2015 | Natalie Gordon

It probably seems a little unusual to offer a reflection on the Year of Consecrated Life as a woman who doesn’t belong to a religious community or institute. 


Prayer blog: Contemplating God's love

27 May 2015 | Genevieve Nicoll

I compose blog posts in my head. Words and ideas are given birth deep within and then freed after a bit of pondering. Some of the blogs that I have written are the result of a lightning bolt of inspiration; a seed planted which just kept growing. Some are impatient and do not let go until the last word is written, the last thought expressed. This blog, however, has sat with me for over a month. I think, patiently waiting for me to learn enough to articulate it.


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