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International Children’s Day 2020

International Children’s Day 2020.    What needs to happen? UNICEF and partners are calling on governments to adopt a Six Point Plan to Protect our Children:   Ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide.  Guarantee access to health and nutrition services, and make vaccines affordable and available to every child. Support and...

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DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANYTHING, ANYBODY OR YOURSELF.

  DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANYTHING, ANYBODY or YOURSELF!   This is our cactus plant.  Could anything good come from it, one might ask?  It looks unwieldy. Last night, as the darkness set in, it produced two most exquisite flowers and as the dawn broke, they died. This is the gift from the plant. It produces...

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“Stretch Forth your hand to the Poor”. Fourth World Day for the Poor.

FOURTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words remain as timely as ever. They help us fix our gaze on what is essential and...

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Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020

 Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020   Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020: Today, marks the birth anniversary of the last Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad. Eid Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid is celebrated by Muslims from the Sufi or the Barelvi school of thought. The festival is also called Nabid and Mawlid colloquially. The festivities start one day prior to the...

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2020 Mission Sunday Blessings to you All.

2020 Mission Sunday Blessings to You ALL. Thank you to all our families, benefactors, friends and all the people among whom we work for all you are doing in keeping Mission Alive. You belong to this mission and rejoice and be glad that the Lord is with us all. May the Lord bless you all...

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World Mission Sunday 2020

  MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2020 Here am I, send me (Is 6:8)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary Missionary Month last October. I am convinced that it stimulated missionary...

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18th World Day Against the Death Penalty

18th World Day Against the Death Penalty   Pope Francis in Fratelli tutti  expresses just as clearly a position with regard to the death penalty: it is inadmissible and must be abolished worldwide. Not even a murderer loses his personal dignity” – the Pope writes – “and God himself pledges to guarantee this” (Par 263-269).  While...

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Fratelli Tutti: short summary of Pope Francis’ Social Encyclical

“Fratelli Tutti”: short summary of Pope Francis’s Social Encyclical Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a   better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference. by Isabella Piro What are the great...

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Harvest Thanksgiving Festival – Chuseok

  Harvest Thanksgiving Festival – Chuseok 2020.                  The Harvest Thanksgiving Festival, or Chuseok (meaning ‘Autumn Eve’) as it is called for the Koreans and the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival for the Chinese is on our doorstep and so we wish all our Sisters especially those from Asia and all who worked in Asia, a joyful...

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Cardinal Bo appeals for ‘discerning choice’ during Myanmar’s upcoming elections.

                                          Cardinal Bo appeals for ‘discerned choice’ during Myanmar’s upcoming elections Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon, called on the people in Myanmar to “make a discerned choice” and “vote for peace” in the country’s coming national elections. The Catholic church leader urged the public to exercise their “birthright” and “sacred duty” to...

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