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Mary – our refuge and help

Mary our refuge and help

The Nativity of Mary is one of the most ancient Marian feasts (8th September). It is thought that this feast originated in connection with the Feast of the dedication of a church dedicated to Mary, now the Church of St Ann, in Jerusalem in the 6th century. Tradition holds that this is where the house of Mary’s parents, Joachim and ...

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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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Formation of Global Citizens

The International Presentation Association (IPA) has been a presence at High Level Political Fora for a number of year’s now, actively engaged in the valuable discussion and information exchange platforms offered by the various side-shows that run parallel to the main event. An Invitation The IPA has been co-organising the following side event on behalf of the JCoR and REDES ...

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Forced to leave homeland

Forced to leave their homeland

World Refugee Day 2022 is observed on Monday, 20 June 2022. The World Refugee Day 2022 theme is:  ‘Together we heal, learn, and shine’.  Supporting, helping, and ensuring the safety of refugees should be an all-time goal and not just limited to the Refugee Day.  However, this day is a means to create awareness about the hardships of refugees and is ...

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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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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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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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