The Way of Confidence: an interview with Fr Jacques Philippe


“When someone is in a time if difficulty… the question ‘why does it happen? Who is guilty?” – sometimes it’s not easy to have an answer. But [to]the question ‘how can I grow in love?’ – you can always find an answer.”

Fr Jacques Philippe is a religious priest internationally renowned for his writings on prayer, peace and the interior life. Laura McAlister, our friend of Catholic Cravings fame, had the privilege of tapping into his wisdom during his recent visit to Australia.

Listen as Fr Jacques shares about how he came to discover his call to religious life, his favourite way to pray, how to approach life’s difficulties, and more…


Fr Jacques Philippe is a priest with the Community of the Beatitudes. He is author of a number of books including Thirsting for Prayer and Searching for and Maintaining Peace. For more information visit

In this year of consecrated life especially, please pray for Fr Jacques, for his community and for vocations!

A Prayer for Vocations

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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