Tag: Pope Francis

3rd Anniversary for the Release of Laudato Si’ (Pope’s Encyclical 2015)

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME Pope’s Encyclical 2015   A prayer for our earth All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of… Continue Reading 3rd Anniversary for the Release of Laudato Si’ (Pope’s Encyclical 2015)

Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on the call to Holiness in today’s world

1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call… Continue Reading Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on the call to Holiness in today’s world

Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together   Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017   The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They… Continue Reading Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

Message from Pope Francis for World Communications Day, 28 May 2017 | Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 51st WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY   «Fear not, for I am with you» (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time   Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for World Communications Day, 28 May 2017 | Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

Concertgoers react after fleeing Manchester Arena in England where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing on 22 May. At least 22 people, including children, were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion at the concert venue. Authorities said it was Britain’s deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. Photo: CNS/Jon Super. By Simon Caldwell Pope… Continue Reading Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

Join Pope Francis and the Global Catholic Climate Movement to show #Mercy2Earth

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) have created #Mercy2Earth, “a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Show Mercy to our Common Home” message and put it into action” (Mercy2Earth).   #Mercy2Earth is split into two parts”: Lent, a time of preparation, and the #Mercy2Earth Weekend, from 22nd – 23rd April, a time of action.… Continue Reading Join Pope Francis and the Global Catholic Climate Movement to show #Mercy2Earth

Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

On 27th March Michael Wood and Brendan McKeague will be facilitating a workshop and conversation called “Mission as Listening.” Based on Pope Francis’ message for World Day of peace 2017, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace,” the workshop will look at how churches can equip themselves for listening as a way of practical peacemaking ministry, nonviolence… Continue Reading Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreats in March, May, June and July this year

Shelley Barlow RNDM and Terry Casey CFC will be presenting four weekend retreats in 2017, “Celebrating Laudato Si.” Details about the retreats are below, and if you are interested in attending one of the retreats, the registration form can be downloaded here. Registrations close a week prior to the retreat weekend, so be sure to… Continue Reading Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreats in March, May, June and July this year

Message from Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2017

  The 11th February 2017 is the 25th World Day of the Sick, or World Day of Prayer for the Sick, an opportunity to pray for and reflect on those in the world who are suffering, as well as the people who care for those sick and vulnerable.   Read Pope Francis’ message for World Day of… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2017

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017| Pope Francis asks for prayers

The 2nd February 2017 is the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, instituted in 1997 by Pope Saint John Paul II, a day to acknowledge and pray for those who have committed themselves to consecrated life.   Pope Francis asked people to pray for those in Religious and Consecrated Life during his General Audience this week:  … Continue Reading World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017| Pope Francis asks for prayers

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