Edition: Summer 2019 20 Mysticism

Living Laudato si’ at Christmas

31 October 2019 TH

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

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A letter to Pedro Arrupe

30 October 2019 TH

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

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To follow the light of a star

29 October 2019 TH

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

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Lessons in love

29 October 2019 TH

The deep bonds between people and their animal companions cannot be denied. When one of these companions passes away, it can be as painful as losing any other family member. Dr Michael O’Donoghue says accompanying people in their grief after losing pets has taught him a great deal about love, and enhanced his faith.

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Event: Australian Catholic Youth Festival

14 October 2019 TH

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

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A story of Creation

14 October 2019 TH

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

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Dadirri: Deep listening

14 October 2019 TH

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

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A history of mysticism in Catholicism

14 October 2019 TH

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.

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The many paths of mysticism

14 October 2019 TH

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.

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Praying for divine intervention

14 October 2019 TH

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

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The Mystery of the Trinity

14 October 2019 TH

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.

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Surrendering to the silence

14 October 2019 TH

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

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