Valentine’s Day: Beyond Romance

What does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do with Valentine’s Day? St Valentine’s action was not just romantic, it was about holding up love in the structures of society. Read my reflection, to find out more. 5 Actions for Social Justice to Share the Love Consider these action ideas to share the love, whether...

Valentine’s Day Action

How can we embed love in the structures and institutions of our societies this Valentine’s Day? Here are five small ideas. 1. Put your money where your mouth is – if you buy chocolates for someone special, choose organic and fair trade. 2. Enlarge the space of your tent – write a letter to...

A Valentine’s Day Prayer

Teach us a big-hearted love, That embraces the pushed aside and powerless, The exploited and those in need. A love that dares to speak truth to power, For their sake. Help us to enlarge the tents of our hearts, To share all that we are and have, To give freely what we have freely...

Share the Love on St Valentine’s Day

I was a bit surprised when my companion showed interest in the Valentine’s Day trinkets on sale at the shopping mall – after all, he was a Catholic Bishop! In my country Valentine’s Day is a highly commercialized celebration of romantic love but in my shopping companion’s country, the Philippines, it is a time...