Madonna Magazine

Author: Andrew Hamilton SJ

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    The wholeness of prayer

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

    Prayer makes our lives complete. It adds colour and is its own reward.

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    A fire in people's hearts

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

    It’s the Gospel stories underpinned by God’s fathomless love that inspire great acts of compassion, love and charity.

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    Flavour of the Gospel

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

    Everyone, in their different ways, has the ability to spread the good news of the Gospel.

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    A 'cannon ball' moment

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

    The trajectory of one cannon ball altered the direction of the Catholic Church, and its effects are still being felt 500 years later.

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    The importance of Mothers Day

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

    Mothers Day reminds us of the many and varied shapes of relationships that make up women’s lives.

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    Madonna history – a publication for the ages

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. 12 October 2020

    Madonna magazine has been bringing spirituality in daily life to its readers for more than 120 years.

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    Faith & Spirituality In Review

    Andrew Hamilton SJ

    The story of Jesuit ventures at Sevenhill described in this richly informative and illustrated book (The Vine and the Branches: the fruits of the Sevenhill Mission) is one of ambition constantly clawing at the edge of possibility. The title is ambiguous, with its reference both to viniculture and to the mission — apparently disparate things…

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    An attentive moment

    Andrew Hamilton SJ

    As a young Jesuit I learned philosophy. Most of it has washed away, but the saying that ‘all that exists is true, good and beautiful’ stayed with me. It seemed then to be the triumph of wishful thinking over experience – think of election campaigns, Hitler and slugs

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    Faith & spirituality in review

    Andrew Hamilton SJ

    Gerald O’Collins SJ, Letters to Nevie: Learning from the Scriptures, St Pauls, ISBN 9781910365120 By any measure Gerald O’Collins has been a prolific author in his life as a world-class theologian. In what one believes is his 66th published book, we see the consummate teacher writing a series of beautifully crafted letters to his teenage grandniece, Nevie…

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    Faith & spirituality in review

    Andrew Hamilton SJ

    I confess that I came to Freedom in the Spirit without great enthusiasm. In my prayer and preaching I find more life in the stories and images of the Gospels than in the discursive texts. Because St Paul’s letters are light on stories I leave them aside.

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    Faith in the family

    Andrew Hamilton SJ. 10 March 2017

    The Synod on the Family, which may have begun and even concluded by the time you read this article, has caused a stir. Bishops have publicly differed about some topics to be discussed in it, priests have taken up petitions, and journalists wondered if it might divide the Church. If family life is a happy topic, the Synod has strangely put frowns on many faces. Why is this so?

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