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Friday, 30 November 2018 23:01

First Sunday of Advent – Stay Awake!

firstsundayadvent 150.pngThe great Advent journey begins. Once again we are struck by God’s astounding graciousness in sharing his life with us in the person of Jesus.

“The Advent readings form a rich tapestry of images centered on the truth that God has come among us.

Friday, 30 November 2018 20:00

2018 World Human Rights Day

ngo dayofprayer18 150Seventy years ago, in the wake of the barbarities committed against whole races and nations, the United Nations agreed on The Charter of Human Rights. Throughout the succeeding years, some of these fundamental rights have been ignored and trampled upon when political expediency has been the motivating force.

Article 21, part 1 states:
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including clothing, housing, medical care, and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyong his control.

Let us pray for those who lack the elements necessary to live a basic human life.

Friday, 30 November 2018 15:03

Lectio Divina for December

LDWeb150You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 17:24

JPIC Newsletter for October

JPIC80The vocation to pursue justice is not simply an individual task. It is a call for all of us to work with others to humanize and shape the institutions that touch so many people. Justice in the world can best be carried forward as members of a community called to be the “leaven” of the gospel.

Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, an icon of justice for the poor and oppressed, will be canonised on 14 October.

pdf JPIC No 80 October 2018 (1.04 MB)

Monday, 01 October 2018 08:41

Over 800 Instagram Followers!

2018800IWeb150Over 800 people are now following us on Instagram. Through Instagram and our Facebook page we share our news, spirituality and prayer with people from very diverse backgrounds including 23,000 people in Timor-Leste. Together with our Facebook page we are now in touch with over 127,000 people each week.

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:30

St Thérèse of Lisieux

Therese of LWeb1501 October is the feast day of St Thérèse of Lisieux famous for her teaching on the 'the little way of confidence and love' found in her autobiography, The Story of a Soul. Thérèse Martin was born in Alencon in France in 1873. Whilst still young she entered the Discalced Carmel of Lisieux. Her writings reveal a very human character. She frequently fell asleep during the long hours of prayer in the monastery chapel. She always had a strong sense of God's love for her and felt her calling was to be love. 'What matters,' she wrote, 'is not great deeds, but great love'. She died on 30 September 1897, just 24 years old. She was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

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