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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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Listening with the ears of God

listening with the ears of God

In his Message for the World Day of Communications 2022 (29th May) Pope Francis speaks about ‘Listening with the ears of God’. He quotes St. Paul: “faith comes through listening” (cf. Rom 10:17). But in fact he says the initiative is Gods. A God who wishes to communicate with us.  A God who speaks to us, and to whom we respond by ...

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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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Our beloved Amazon

Our beloved Amazon.

The 1st Global Assembly for the Amazon was on July 18-19th, 2020 and was promoted by the Coordination of indigenous organizations of the Amazon Basin (Coica), the Pan-American Social Forum (Fospa) and the Pan-American Church Network (REPAM). The virtual event included Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, French Guiana & Suriname. “Ecocide, ethnocide and terricide” are “worse ...

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Prayer to Mary

Prayer to Mary

The Angel of the Lord announced that you would love And creation was overjoyed And smiled in the walnut trees and danced in the flowers. And you, Mary, simple woman, woman of the people You said “yes” to the novelty of the Kingdom And the whole earth became pregnant with verses And dreamed of justice and distilled delicacies. “Behold the ...

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The Earth is ours to heal

Laudato Si’ Week 2022, from May 22-29, marks the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care.  The Earth is ours to heal. This week offers the opportunity to unite  globally in listening and responding together ‘to the cry of creation’.  We need to seize it  as a vital opportunity to  intensify our efforts through the dynamic Laudato ...

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‘Bee’ the change

'Bee' the change

Today, 20th May is World Bee Day (WBD). Yes, we can give thanks to these amazing creatures who contribute so much to our existence; to sustainability, and to our food security on this planet by being supported to do what they do best, without the destructive impact of pesticides, intensive agri-systems, and the escalating demands we make on our environment ...

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God’s plan is inclusive

God's plan is inclusive

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is on 22nd September 2022, Pope Francis said history showed that new arrivals played a “fundamental role” in social and economic growth.  In his 1,200-word message, dated May 9, the pope described the presence of migrants and refugees as both “a great challenge” and “an immense opportunity.” God’s plan is essentially ...

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A revolution of tenderness

A Revolution of Tenderness

In Pope Francis’ Message for the 2nd World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Elderly on 24th July 2022, Pope Francis encourages the elderly to persevere in hope and reminds them of their great power to transform the world through prayer and tenderness. The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, ...

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‘Made for More’ – Conversations

Vocations Ireland are hosting online conversations on faith and vocation for young people. Our ‘Vocation Call’ begins at Baptism! Would you like to join conversation via zoom? An opportunity to meet other like-minded people including young religious, priests and those committed to their baptismal vocation. Come and ask questions, share concerns and learn more about religious life. MAY 4 & ...

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