Intercessions for the Season of Creation

Pope Francis encourages Catholics to join in celebrating the Season of Creation throughout the Sundays of September until 4 October – the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Find out more about the history of the Season of Creation here. Although it is not a liturgical season, we can celebrate the Season of Creation within […]

Gospel Nonviolence Reflection Guide Advent 2016

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a reflection guide for Advent 2016. The theme is Gospel nonviolence. The guide contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussions by Catholic peacemakers who attended the landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016. Download the Advent […]

Season of Creation 2016

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation In 2015 Pope Francis asked Catholics to join with the Orthodox Church to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is celebrated on 1 September. Other Christian churches have joined them in it for a number of years. The day is […]

Pope Backs #TeamRefugees at Rio

#TeamRefugees at Rio Did you know that a team composed of refugees is competing at the Rio Olympics? With no country to call home they are #TeamRefugees. Read Pope Francis’ letter of support here. Can Sport Contribute to World Peace? In August Pope Francis asks us to pray that sports may be an opportunity for […]

Fiat Lux – let there be light!

In these last months it seems like we are witnessing an unending stream of acts of violence. Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad, Lahore, Medina, Nice, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Reutlingen, Rouen … We can feel overwhelmed, helpless, numb, unable even to take in the latest tragedy. In the face of all of this, can we say fiat lux […]