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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

Pray for Refugees

Will you join Pope Francis in praying for refugees during August? In many parts of the world people are being displaced by violence and are in need of welcome and protection. Who would you like visitors to this site to pray for today?