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Contemplatives & activists

Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28. The Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book is a very beautiful and rich resource to help us to be both contemplatives and activists, and in the words of  Dr. Lorna Gold a means to ‘discern how to act prophetically while living in hope’.  In her introduction to The Laudato Si Movement (LSM) ...

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Love Was His Meaning

Love Was His Meaning

Julian of Norwich was an English anchoress of the Middle Ages who received a series of visions or “shewings” of the Passion of Christ in 1373. Her writings on the subject, now known as the Revelations of Divine Love, are thought to be the earliest surviving English-language works by a woman. Pope Francis sent a message on Friday 12 May, ...

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since it began in May 2016,  God has grown TKC from a dream of possibility into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% ...

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Nano left no stone unturned

Nano left no stone unturned

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 is the 239th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s death (1784).  Each year it is a landmark moment for our lives as Presentation people, when we take time out to give thanks for Nano’s life and for her inspiration, as a determined and committed advocate for social change alongside compassionate care, with a resolute conviction that she was ...

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Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth

Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, have affected millions of people. Even these days, we are still trying to get back on track from COVID-19, a worldwide health pandemic linked to the health of our ecosystem. Climate change, man-made changes to nature as ...

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Easter – our life journey

Easter journey is our life

Easter is our life journey.  An opportunity to realise with ever greater certainty, that we are indeed Easter people. Our Lenten journey culminating on Easter Sunday, is never just one annual  journey made, and then dispensed with.  We are continually unwrapping the manifestation of Easter in our lives as we move from cross to resurrection; from suffering to joy made ...

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Our ecological conversion

our ecological conversion

Today, all of us are rediscovering our fragility. We are rediscovering that inhabiting the Earth as a common home requires much more of us.  It requires solidarity in accessing the goods of creation as a “common good”, and solidarity in applying the fruits of research and technology to make our “Home” healthier and more liveable for all. In this, we ...

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Not doing enough fast enough

Not doing enough, fast enough

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has confirmed our worst fears. We are not doing enough and we are not doing it fast enough. We are facing warming beyond 2 degrees meaning irreversible change and mass extinction. What we know for certain is that the world’s poorest will be the hardest hit, that those who have contributed least ...

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Patrick – the missionary

Patrick - the missionary

The first work attributed to Patrick is a short open letter, directed against a British chieftain, Coroticus, and his armed followers, in which Patrick excoriates and excommunicates them for having slaughtered some and kidnapped and enslaved others of his newly baptized Irish converts to Christianity’. The second work is a far more informative source (essentially Patrick’s biography): Patrick’s Confessio. Described ...

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Celebrating Pope Francis – 10 years on

Celebrating Pope Francis

Ten years have passed since 13 March 2013, the day Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to the See of Peter. Pope Francis’ pontificate has been marked by a passion for evangelisation and a constant journey to reform the Church to make it more missionary. A decade during which new processes have been initiated, and the Church has been enriched in  ...

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