In 2020 we mark the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ on care for our common home. With many Laudato Si’ Week events cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may wish to use this presentation to pray for the grace to care for our common home. Some… Read More »Prayer for Our Common Home
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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… Read More »Intercessions for the Season of Creation
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… Read More »Gospel Nonviolence Reflection Guide Advent 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… Read More »Season of Creation 2016
#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… Read More »Pope Backs #TeamRefugees at Rio
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,… Read More »Fiat Lux – let there be light!