Sometimes when I don’t feel like praying I simply become aware of my breathing.
May we attain your promises, which surpass every human desire.
God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed.
The method of prayer I use to prepare the reflections on the scriptures of the day is a form of what is known in the Christian tradition as Lectio Divina.
So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.
a prayer encouragement for the feast of Francis.
We are challenged by Jesus to forgive those who harm us, but as hard as we try we are unable to do this and often we don’t even want to forgive.
… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field.
The emails that have accompanied most of the prayer requests I have received this week have been moving and inspiring.
I like the bold approach of the Jews, marching up to Jesus as he strolls between the columns: “If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember
Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar
“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”
This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.
Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.