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Nano left no stone unturned

Nano left no stone unturned

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 is the 239th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s death (1784).  Each year it is a landmark moment for our lives as Presentation people, when we take time out to give thanks for Nano’s life and for her inspiration, as a determined and committed advocate for social change alongside compassionate care, with a resolute conviction that she was ...

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Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth

Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, have affected millions of people. Even these days, we are still trying to get back on track from COVID-19, a worldwide health pandemic linked to the health of our ecosystem. Climate change, man-made changes to nature as ...

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Our ecological conversion

our ecological conversion

Today, all of us are rediscovering our fragility. We are rediscovering that inhabiting the Earth as a common home requires much more of us.  It requires solidarity in accessing the goods of creation as a “common good”, and solidarity in applying the fruits of research and technology to make our “Home” healthier and more liveable for all. In this, we ...

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Not doing enough fast enough

Not doing enough, fast enough

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has confirmed our worst fears. We are not doing enough and we are not doing it fast enough. We are facing warming beyond 2 degrees meaning irreversible change and mass extinction. What we know for certain is that the world’s poorest will be the hardest hit, that those who have contributed least ...

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Pray Against Trafficking

St. Josephine Bakhita

Today, 8 February, is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese nun, who as a child had the traumatic experience of being a victim of human trafficking.  St. Josephine was beatified in 1992 and canonised shortly after on October 2000 by Pope John Paul II.  She is the first person to be canonised from Sudan and is the patron saint ...

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Restoring hope through justice

Restoring hope through justice

We reach the final day of the octave of prayer for Christian Unity (18 to 25 January 2023). The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) is celebrated, as an ecumenical initiative in which Christians from all over the world belonging to different traditions and confessions, gather spiritually in prayer for the unity of the Church.  The theme of this ...

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A poverty that sets us free

A poverty that frees

We prepare to mark the 6th World Day of the Poor on Sunday, 13th November (a Day established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter “Misericordia et Miser” in 2016, to celebrate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy). This day has been an important focus point for advocacy and action every year since then. Its aim after all is ...

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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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