Please pray for Tigray
Where is Tigray? Many people have not even heard of Tigray. But I have because I lived there for two years in the mid 90’s in a town called Adigrat and two of my three adopted Ethiopian children are from Tigray. We were neighbours of the Irish LSA Sisters, who had gone on mission there […]
56th WORLD DAY OF PEACE
1 JANUARY 2023
No one can be saved alone.
“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to haveanything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like athief in the night” (First Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians, 5:1-2).
Message on the 70th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Frs. Kamen Vitchev, Pavel Djidjov, and Josaphat Chichkov
Dear Brothers, dear Sisters, dear Friends, On November 11, 1952, Fathers Kamen Vitchev, Pavel Djidjov and Josaphat Chichkov were executed for espionage in Sofia, Bulgaria, following a mockery of a trial. Their lives were struck down by a machine of the State that claimed to stand for peace and liberty for the Bulgarian people. We […]
Will COP 27 tackle climate injustice?
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. It will be attended by government representatives and observer organisations, such as charities, from around the world. What happened at COP26? In Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, COP26 saw 50 […]
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees
“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” (Heb 13:14)Dear brothers and sisters!The ultimate meaning of our “journey” in this world is the search for our true homeland, theKingdom of God inaugurated by Jesus Christ, which will find its full realization when he comes inglory. His Kingdom has […]
The numbers are increasing at a consistent rate. Each year, more West Africans are returning home after attempting to make the treacherous journey to Europe in search of opportunities. Between January and June 2019, nearly 400 Liberians have voluntarily returned to their homeland with assistance from the United Nations. Four out of every five migrants from […]
Plant a contemplation gardenSpring is the perfect time to plant a garden to honor Mother Mary while caring for Mother Earth and promotingbiodiversity. Cultivating a garden with flowers, fruits, and vegetables provides you and your lovedones with healthy food and supports the world’s food sources while enriching the soil, cleaning the air, andmaking use of […]
The economic contribution of migrants to host countries
Many States in different parts of the world perceive or just present migrants and refugees as a problem or even an economic burden for the host country. In addition, integration requirements are often applied so as to select those expected to integrate smoothly, while denying entry or the possibility of staying to those considered unlikely […]
“Billion Bamboo Project”
The 60th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development 2022Oral StatementTitle: One Billion Bamboo Initiative by 2030 for Ending Hunger, Building Resilience forFood Security, Creating Green Decent Jobs and Providing Access to Digital TechnologySubmitted by: VIVAT InternationalEndorsed by: Salesians Missions, The Philippine District Religious of the Sacred Heart,Sisters of Charity Federation, Dominican Leadership Conference, […]
Bishop in Tigray sends out an SOS for his people
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of Adigrat, Ethiopia, has sent out an SOS call for swift humanitarian aid in Tigray to save millions of people facing death due to a “merciless man-made famine” in the war-torn region. While condemning the war atrocities, the bishop acknowledged individuals, institutions, governments and partners working tirelessly to […]