Sitting with God in prayer is an essential part of our lives. It is often more difficult to pray before situations that require our attention. Make a conscious effort to become politically aware, of local/national issues that adversely affect the poor. How can you make your voice heard?
This Laudato Si’ prayer resource by Rita Carroll RSCJ engages all of our senses. It provides a variety of ways of reflecting on Pope Francis’ message of integral ecology in Laudato Si’. It can be used for personal prayer or for community prayer or in retreat activities for students. Download the Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource here:
As the Australian Federal election approaches, we pray and reflect on the needs of Australian society, especially its most vulnerable members. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have issued a statement called A Vote for the Voiceless NetAct has also produced material to encourage reflection on critical issues in Australian society ahead of the election. Download NetAct’s 2016 Election Kit We join the Australian Bishops in their prayer for the Federal election. Prayer for the Election Holy God, at the dawn of time you fashioned the world and set it on its course. In the fullness of time your Son took flesh and sowed the seeds of a new order, and day by day
As part of the Catholic Religious Australia Justice Network, the Society of the Sacred Heart is supporting a National Lament Week of Prayer & Prophetic Witness during the first week of Advent – 30 November to 6 December. This week of prayer is an opportunity to be in prayerful solidarity with the people seeking asylum in Australia and with the people being detained in Australia and off-shore, many the victims of harsh and punitive policies. During this week, there will be small groups outside the immigration detention centres across Australia, simply being a prayerful presence. Contact CRA Justice Network Coordinator Sr Suzette Clark email@example.com if you wish to take part in this
On 31 August 2014 we will celebrate the 100th Migrant & Refugee Sunday. The kit produced for this occasion by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office includes a theological reflection on the Holy Family in exile by our Province Director of Mission, Sandie Cornish. Download the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit and related resource here. You may care to join us in these prayers, which were written for a vigil held for asylum seekers. For our brothers and sisters whose homes are torched, whose children are scattered, who must turn down their eyes and fence their mouths, we pray God of compassion, hear us. For those who stand in
Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ reflects on entering into the Heart of Jesus. “Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I shall give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-30) We are invited to come to him – to be refreshed and sustained; in entering into the Heart of Jesus we enter into the Heart of God, into the heart of the world with all its struggle and pain. We are invited to share his yoke – to be for the heart of the world the heart of