Pope Francis Care for Creation Season

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Photo credit: Martin McNamara 'A Mystical Sunrise'

During this Season of Care for Creation, Pope Francis calls us to respect and protect Earth, our common home. As Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) in Kasungu, Malawi, reopens for its second year, it continues to be ecological in its construction and instruction.

Christians and Muslims side by side in Syria

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Photo:Avo Kaprealian and Sedki Al Imam/JRS, Aleppo, Syria.

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) employs 350 people in Syria and in Aleppo, with its population of 1.5 million, some of those workers help with emergency relief. “Everyone needs help in Aleppo so JRS staff has a kitchen where they cook meals for 8,000 people every single day.” explains Fr Michael Zammit SJ, “The food is given to over 35 aid agencies who distribute it.”

Pope Francis’ Care for Creation Season begins

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Photo credit: Martin McNamara, 'Sky and Lake' in Fingal, County Dublin.
 
Welcome to the 'Season of Creation'. Beginning on September 1st, the Season will run until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology, on October 4th. Arising out of concern about climate change, Pope Francis’ initiative actively encourages a global prayer for creation and the renewal and appreciation of our relationship with God’s creation. 

A museum piece or a hero?

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A Museum Piece
 
Early in May a new state-of-the-art interactive-type museum, EPIC Ireland, was opened in the vaults of the docklands CHQ building in Dublin. The new museum focuses on the Irish abroad and the Irish diaspora, what they have done and what they are doing in various parts of the world. 

Mass in Dromantine Retreat Centre

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On Saturday 21st May, Fr John, Carol and Rosaleen from the Irish Jesuit Missions in Dublin travelled to the Dromantine Retreat Centre near Newry to meet our supporters from the North of Ireland.

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