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Do not cast me off

Do not cast me off

“Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Ps 71:9): This sincere plea, taken from Psalm 71, is the theme of the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place on 28 July 2024. In his Message for the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis reassured the addressees that “God never ...

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Called to be seeds of hope

Called to be seeds of hope

In 2015 Pope Francis wrote the Encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. He wrote that he wanted not only to clarify Catholic Social Teaching on the environment but advance it. Looking to reality, he linked the suffering of marginalised people with the disruption of the life-support systems of Earth: the twin cry of poor people and ...

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Wisdom of heart in the age of AI

In his Message for World Communications Day 2024 (Sunday 12th May) Pope Francis writes on the theme: Artificial Intelligence and the Wisdom of the Heart: Towards a Fully Human Communication.This is not the first time that Pope Francis has explored the impact of the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In his Message for  the World Day of Peace he writes ...

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Hear Creation’s Cry

Hear Creation's Cry

The following is a brief extract from a reflection written by Fr. Yannick Essengue, SJ called ‘Hear Creation’s Cry’ as part of the Laudato Si’ Movement’s monthly prayer guide for May 2024.  You can read the full reflection at this link HERE Also included below are some beautiful and inspiring questions for reflection. All these days, we walk with the ...

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International Presentation Symposium

International Presentation Symposium

Today, 23rd April is a very special day, in a very special week that will culminate in celebration, prayer and thanksgiving for the life and charism of Venerable Nano Nagle, on her death anniversary on Friday 26th April. It is fitting that we also have a special coming together of Presentation people from Presentation schools in Australia and Ireland, to ...

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The courage to commit

pilgrims of hope

Pope Francis has released his message for the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on Sunday, 21 April, urging Christians to welcome our shared vocation to sow the seeds of hope and peace in our world.  “Our life finds fulfilment when we discover who we are, what our gifts are, where we can make them bear fruit, and ...

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It is all about the Heart

It is all about the heart

The fact that this year Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day is a simple reminder, if one were needed, that Love is all about the Heart! The 13thC mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg in her writings The Flowing Light of the Godhead expresses the reality of a lifelong Love and yearning for intimacy of relationship with God, and how this ...

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We pray for Christian Unity

We pray for Christian Unity

From 18-25 January, 2024, all churches in the northern hemisphere  celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). The motto chosen for this year is from the Gospel of Luke: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27).  Locally in each country, city, or diocese church communities have organised moments of prayer, workshops, gatherings ...

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COP28 at UAE

COP28 at UAE

“COP28 must accelerate practical action on mitigation, adaptation loss and damage and climate finance and build a fully inclusive COP28 that leaves no one behind”. (COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, EU Climate Commissioner and Chief COP28 Negotiator Wopke Hoekstra, Brussels – Nov 13th 2023). COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The ...

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At home in God, God at home in Us

At home in God

On Sunday morning, October 1, Dominican Friar and former Master of the Order of Preachers, Father Timothy Radcliffe’s gave a second meditation for those who would participate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops set to begin on Wednesday, 4 October.  This meditation focused on the theme “At home in God and God at home in us”. See ...

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