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The taste of bread

the taste of bread

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the city of Matera (Italy) on the 25th September at the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress, reminding Christians there is no eucharistic worship without compassion for the poor. During his homily the Pope reflected on the Gospel of Luke which tells of the rich man and the poor Lazarus. Echoing the theme of ...

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God makes things grow

God makes things grow

“One does the planting, another the watering, but it is God who makes things grow” (1 Cor 3:6) It is out of such theology that Nano Nagle lived and prayed and worked. She generously gave her all, ‘all in her power’, trusting that her efforts in planting seeds would one day yield a harvest blessed by the ‘power of the ...

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Advocating for the least

‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’. “I have heard their cry … I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you … I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12).   This theme for the Season of Creation 2022 focusses on listening to those voices, which are not heard. They include women and girls, Indigenous Peoples, migrants, youth, the economically marginalised and ...

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A new season

entering a new season

We are entering a new season in more ways than one.  As we move gradually out of summer and feel already the change of air and subtle sense of Autumn arriving,  our senses are awakened to the delicate and transient beauty of each season, as well as to the losses – life that can no longer be sustained and nature’s ...

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Protect & heal God’s creation

The Season of Creation begins on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. Throughout the month-long celebration, we come together in an annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. ...

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Day of Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August every year.  The theme for 2022 is: “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge”. “The vastness of this land makes us think of the lengthy path of healing and reconciliation that we are facing together.”     During  these days, reflecting on ...

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Listen to the voice of creation

listen to the voice of creation

Yesterday, 21st July, Pope Francis released his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of  Creation 2022 which opens this year’s Season of Creation 2022 on the 1st September and concludes 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis.  This is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home.  The very ...

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A solstice prayer

a solstice prayer

As we move through the Summer Solstice, the gift of the day of longest light (21st June in the northern hemisphere) and a chance to open and be opened by the rhythm of Nature and the life-giving presence of the Creator in our lives – we pray: Let me breathe only grace today, only that which slows, steadies, softens, sparks ...

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Hearing creation’s call

living laudato si

“The effects of the present imbalance can only be reduced by our decisive action, here and now.” (LS 161) Heavenly Father, creator of life and peace. In this journey of synodality, may our brothers, sisters, plants, animals and future generations experience the grace of climate justice and equality throughout all hemispheres of the Earth. Open our hearts to listen to ...

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Reconciliation with Creation

Reconciliation with creation

Laudato Si’ Week 2022, from May 22-29  (the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care) offers the opportunity to unite  globally in listening and responding together ‘to the cry of creation’.  It’s time for a ‘Reconciliation with Creation’.  We need to seize it  as a vital opportunity to  intensify our efforts through the dynamic Laudato Si’ Action Platform, ...

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