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  • Feature Article

    To follow the light of a star

    Nevie Peters |  Three Magi take to the road not knowing what they will find at the end of their journey.
  • Feature Article

    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Four 2019

    Michael McVeigh |  Our Summer 2019/20 edition will explore ‘The Mystery of God’. We’ll be looking at some of the history of mysticism in the Church, the lives of Catholic mystics, and some tools for prayer and contemplation that might help adults and young people connect with God today.
  • Feature Article

    A history of mysticism in Catholicism

    Miranda King |  In this feature we explore some of the key writings of Catholic mystics through the ages. Each spoke in a particular way to their own times and contexts, but their writings continue to call us back to a more authentic way of living out the life of faith today.
  • Feature Article

    Dadirri: Deep listening

    Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr  |  Dadirri is quiet, still awareness – deep listening. It’s the thing that makes up who we are as Aboriginal people, spiritually.

Magazine Features

Prayer that changes lives

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 14 Oct 2019

Contemplative life isn’t about cutting oneself off from the world, but engaging spiritually with the world, says Mother Hilda Scott from Jamberoo Abbey.


Where words can’t reach

Tim Kroenert | 14 Oct 2019

Religious composer Fr Chris Willcock says music has its own little corner of the soul, which it alone can reach.


To follow the light of a star

Nevie Peters | 29 Oct 2019

Three Magi take to the road not knowing what they will find at the end of their journey.


The many eyes of Matilda Moore

Michael McVeigh | 14 Oct 2019

A little girl discovers there’s more than one way to see the world.


Mysticism in Australian literature

Elaine Lindsay | 14 Oct 2019

Books provide us with a privileged insight into the interior lives of the people who wrote them. So what can we learn about how Australians experience the mystical side of reality from Australian fiction?


The many paths of mysticism

Dana Sutherland | 14 Oct 2019

Mystic saints have served as an example for Christians for centuries. Whether it’s through their writing or the example of their lives, they demonstrate a way that we can be brought more closely into unity with God. But that’s not to say that each saint is the same. The variety in the lives of saints is proof that there are many different ways to walk with God. In this feature, one of our young writers explores the lives of three female mystics and their very different spiritual journeys.


A story of Creation

Michael McVeigh | 14 Oct 2019

A message sent across the ages from the shores of Lake Mungo.


Dadirri: Deep listening

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr  | 14 Oct 2019

Dadirri is quiet, still awareness – deep listening. It’s the thing that makes up who we are as Aboriginal people, spiritually.


A history of mysticism in Catholicism

Miranda King | 14 Oct 2019

In this feature we explore some of the key writings of Catholic mystics through the ages. Each spoke in a particular way to their own times and contexts, but their writings continue to call us back to a more authentic way of living out the life of faith today.


The weird and wonderful of Catholicism

Dylan Forge | 14 Oct 2019

There are some mystical aspects of Catholicism that seem strange to people outside the Church (and some inside the Church, too). But if we look at some of them a little more closely, we can find ideas that have enriched the prayer lives of Catholics over the centuries.


More Stories

Living Laudato si’ at Christmas

Alice Foddy | 31 Oct 2019

Some simple ways you can live Laudato si’ at Christmas.


Event: Australian Catholic Youth Festival

 | 14 Oct 2019

Musical performances will lift the spirit at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth in December.


The ‘magic’ of Christmas

Thea Kurniawan | 14 Oct 2019

The stories that we tell at Christmas are often centered around miraculous events and transformations. Whether people believe in God or not, there’s something about the Christmas season that opens people up to the deeper mysteries of our existence. One of our young writers looks at the truths hiding inside some mystical Christmas stories from around the world.


Contemplative prayer

Margaret-Mary Flynn | 14 Oct 2019

Recently, a renewed interest in the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, and ancient practices for inner peace, such as yoga, has sparked interest in the spiritual traditions of silence and contemplation. There is nothing new under the sun, and the techniques for stilling the body, mind and heart used in Eastern traditions can easily be added to the tradition of silent prayer and contemplation that has always been central to Christian spirituality.


Sitting and praying with children

Emilie Ng | 14 Oct 2019

Penny Sturrock says children take to meditation much more naturally than adults. We talk to her about her work in schools across Australia.


Sainthood for the smartphone generation

Beth Doherty | 14 Oct 2019

Is it still possible to live a mystical life in a de-mystified world?


God is the water in my garden

James O'Brien | 14 Oct 2019

Being led by God into a deepening experience of grace.


Regular features

A letter to Pedro Arrupe

Michael McGirr | 30 Oct 2019

Michael McGirr writes to Pedro Arrupe congratulating him for being on the road to sainthood.


Praying for divine intervention

Kate Moriarty | 14 Oct 2019

It might be time to start spreading the burden when it comes to answering domestic prayers.


The Mystery of the Trinity

Fr Andrew Hamilton | 14 Oct 2019

The Trinity is often left out of our prayer as we focus on either God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, rather than the mystery of how they all come together. But does it have to be that way? In this Explorations, we explore how the Trinity can help bring us into a deeper relationship with God.


Surrendering to the silence

Ann Rennie | 14 Oct 2019

Seeking those moments when we connect with that mysterious something beyond ourselves and our world.


The disciple whom Jesus loved

Peter Fleming | 14 Oct 2019

John the Evangelist had a mystical understanding of the mission and meaning of Jesus.


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