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The Holy Family in Exile – Icon of Refugees

cover of kit depicting the Holy Family in ExileThis is a reflection that I wrote for the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office’s kit for Migrant & Refugee Sunday. You can download the whole kit here.

The Holy Family in Exile
If you were asked to paint an icon of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, how would you depict them in a symbol or image? The dominant images in the media have been of boats rather than people. When we have glimpsed the people in the boats, we have largely seen men on their own, not whole families. Our faith sources suggest quite a different icon or symbol. Read More »The Holy Family in Exile – Icon of Refugees

Sanctuary & Sustentance

For three days in July 2013, a 12-minute video depicting the lives and struggles of refugees was projected on the façade of the church of the Gesu in Rome. It is the mother church of the Jesuits and a place which has traditionally opened its doors to asylum seekers, in… Read More »Sanctuary & Sustentance