Tag Archive | Prayer

Prayer: A check on attitudes

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A story is told of a young boy kneeling  before the Blessed Sacrament .This is his prayer. ‘Lord, I need food today for myself and for my younger brother. Please give me $20.’ The person praying near him heard his plea, so she fished out […]

Dialogue with God

Blogger’s note: I found this amazing way of meditating on, reflecting on and praying of  The Lord’s Prayer by Flor McCarthy SDB Author’s note for effects: The Most effective way of presenting this dialogue is as follows. Choose a stranger, or at least un unfamiliar voice, to play the part of God. Provide him with […]

Prayer, Fasting and Obedience to the Word of God: Jesus’ way to beat the tempter

Homily for 1st Sunday of Lent year C 2013 In my homily last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday), I said to some of the children at our parish primary school  that one way to observe lent is to give up something that  we love doing such as eating lollies or chocolates, or watching TV, or playing video […]

Prayer, Eucharist, and Friendship: Key to loving God and our neighbours

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us might have heard of the extraordinary story of a Vietnamese Archbishop named Cardinal François Nguyen Van Thuan who was imprisoned by the communist government in Vietnam just three months after he was appointed coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). He then […]

How Real is your GOD?

Homily for Wednesday [7th Week of Easter 2011] I don’t like eavesdropping but on my way back from Benalla last Sunday evening, I just couldn’t help but listen to a young man sitting right behind me on the coach. He was talking with someone over the phone about somebody close to him who is in […]

How to Pray with the Gospels?

Our best source of prayer will always be the New Testament. The Gospel of the Day in particular is best prayed in a  contemplative way. Here are some suggestions for this: 1. Pick a short passage from one of the Gospels and read it once. 2. Settle into a comfortable posture,conducive to peacefully listening to God. […]

ASH WEDNESDAY (Beginning of the Season of Lent)

SEASON OF LENT  Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, TODAY, 9th March 2011 marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. The 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to renew their commitment to spiritual practices like prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lent is an annual opportunity to grow in our […]