On the brink of everything
Parker Palmer’s book ‘On the Brink of Everything’ on ‘grace, gravity, and growing old’ was the inspiration for bringing together my thinking about a recent retreat experience, writes Alice Priest.
Cures for the deep eco-blues as we grieve for our Earth
This year, my annual break turned from azure sky and aquamarine sea to a much more sinister shade of the blues, writes Alice Priest. It’s been raining without stopping for...
It’s beginning to look a lot unlike Christmas
How far can the sacred, intangible architecture stretch, be refashioned or reframed, before it no longer holds, asks Alice Priest.
An evocative recalling of Gurrumul’s voice, image and name
Alice Priest reviews the much-anticipated film GURRUMUL, which will be released in Australian cinemas from April 25. Her verdict: “It’s a must-see. A must-hear. However, be warned”.
A plebiscite of one’s own
The question of marriage and its meaning is presently astir in the public domain, writes Alice Priest. But my own interest has sprung, not from the public debate, but largely...
The roadside is an interesting place, writes Alice Priest. It’s an in-between place, a liminal space – for hostage-takers, healings and heroes to emerge.
The Synod and Alice’s New Adventures in Wonderland
The story which follows was inspired by a strange meeting of the absurdist wisdom of Lewis Carroll and my own wondering about three of the many articles about the Synod...
For whom the Angelus bell tolls
Before we begin the ringing of new bells for prayer, we must listen to hear if they are already being rung, writes Alice Priest.
The school chaplaincy debate, Benedict and me
St Benedict affirms for me the great value of one who humbly strives to live out the guiding values of the community and is a witness rather than an expert,...
It’s like Church-sans-frontier
Volunteering quietly opens the door to another house, both in my neighbourhood and in my heart, that I might otherwise pass by, writes Alice Priest.
Lent: Why I won’t be giving up this year
Resilience is needed to enter into Lent, to dive in deeper than the immediate, chocolatey surface and live the 40 days of commitment, writes Alice Priest.
A letter to mother Church from a Gen X-er
Sydney-based religious educator Alice Priest writes a letter to her Church to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.