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NEP Justice Day ~ 26th November 2019


“How do we ‘carry Nano’s Lantern’ … and ‘hear the cry of the Earth and those kept poor’ “?


Today, more than ever before, we need people like Nano Nagle*. We need people of courage who are prepared, if necessary, to ‘spend themselves’ for love of the poor and of the planet. This is what it means to carry ‘Nano’s Lantern’ in the often dark and challenging times of the 21st century.


Keynote speaker: Jane Mellett

Jane is Laudato Sí Officer at Trócaire, at present promoting Laudato Sí within the Church in Ireland. Jane was also Project Co-ordinator of ‘Our Common Home’, the eco-project of the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) 2018. Prior to this she has worked as a parish pastoral worker in the Archdiocese of Dublin and has many years experience of working in religious education, pastoral ministry and development education.

Pádraic Fogarty

Pádraic is an ecologist and scientist, and currently serves as Campaign Officer for the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT). Pádraic was chair of the Irish Wildlife Trust from 2008-2012, editor of the magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’ from 2009-2018. He is also author of the 2017 book: “Whittled Away – Ireland’s Vanishing Nature”.

About the day

Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre

Date:    Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Time:    Starting 10.00 am (prompt) and finishing at 3.30 pm

Tea/Coffee will be served on arrival at 10 am and lunch will be provided at 1.00 pm.

(The nearest train station is Portarlington).

How to book

This event is free of charge. However, it is essential to book your place to facilitate planning. This can be done by registering on Eventbrite or by completing the Booking Form (see Pdf Document – link below) and posting it to: ‘Justice Day’ c/o. Presentation Sisters NEP, The Acorn Centre Warrenmount, Blackpitts, Dublin 8. D08 W2X8.  Closing date for bookings is Friday 8th November 2019.

See:  NEP Justice Day 2019 – Booking Form       

Your link to Eventbrite (should you wish to book online): HERE

When completing your booking please remember to include any dietary or other needs.

Enquiries to NEP JPIC Commission Support Worker at nepjustice@presprone.com or by phone T: 01 416 6122 (Tuesdays & Thursdays).

*Nano Nagle is the founder of the Congregation of Presentation Sisters. For further information see: https://presentationsistersne.ie/the-courage-for-encounter/

Note: ‘On Care for Our Common Home’ (Laudato Si’) is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.

Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. (Published May 2015) http://bit.ly/316HxFB


Mariaam Bhatti
Justice Support Worker, Presentation Sisters NEP
JPIC Commission
Acorn Centre Warrenmount
Dublin D08 W2X8

Tel: 01 416 6122       Email: nepjustice@presprone.com 

Justice for All: People and Planet

‘Love  one another & spend yourselves for the poor’.

The provincial Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission will hold a Day for Justice on November 24th, 2018 at Mount St Anne’s, Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois, exploring the theme: ‘Justice For All: People and Planet’.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Lorna Gold (Trocaire), who is now leading a project on the implementation of Laudato Sí into church life.  She  will reflect on our twin obligations, Care of the Earth and its People.

Paul Frecklington of ARD Family Resource Centre Doughiska, Co. Galway and Srs. Imelda Wickham and Mary Hanrahan (Clondalkin) will speak about projects which reach out to those  most in danger of being left behind (Ref. SDGs).

We hope that this will prove a day of both inspiration and learning—that these stories will grow & enable the commitment to justice in our communities.

The event will begin 10.00 am and end at 3.30 pm.

Attendance at this JPIC Day is free of charge (including lunch) and all are welcome, so please feel free to share the details of this day widely.

The Closing Date for receipt of all bookings to attend is 12 noon on November 20th to nepjustice@presprone.com or by calling Isabel on 01 416 6122.

See Flyer and Booking Form  HERE.


Isabel Toolan
Justice Support Worker, Presentation Sisters NEP
JPIC Commission
Acorn Centre Warrenmount
Dublin D08 W2X8

Tel: 01 416 6122       Email: nepjustice@presprone.com 


October 17th 2018  – Eradication of  Poverty  Day

This is an International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  A Prayer Service Resource to mark this occasion is available  Prayer Service Eradication of Poverty




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