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Gospel Reflection Third Sunday of LentSr Veronica Lawson John 2:13-25 Today’s gospel passage foreshadows the death of Jesus. As a devout Jew, Jesus goes up to Jerusalem at Passover. His final going-up will be the
Gospel Reflection Fourth Sunday of LentSr Veronica Lawson John 3: 14-21 The gospel for today is the concluding section of Jesus’ conversation with a Pharisee called Nicodemus who comes to him “by night”. It features
Gospel Reflection Fifth Sunday of Lent John 12: 20-33 Veronica Lawson RSM Today’s gospel tells us that among those who go up to Jerusalem to worship at the feast of Passover are some “Greeks”. The
Gardenplanet inspired by Pope John Paul II’s call to ecological vocation.
28 Feb 21 (Mark 9:2-10) -Veronica Lawson RSM The wilderness was the geographical and key symbolic focus of last week’s gospel story. This week, the focus is a mountain. Wilderness and mountain remind us that
Gospel Reflection First Sunday in Lent21 Feb 21 (Mark 1:12-15) 21 Feb 21 -Veronica Lawson RSM Lent comes around each year and presents us with its usual challenge to take stock of our lives, to
Reflection on the Gospel–6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B Mark 1:40-45 -Veronica Lawson RSM We all seek to be part of family and community because we are social beings who need to engage with
Reflection on the Gospel Mark 1: 21-28 Veronica Lawson RSM In Australia, Sunday of the Word of God is celebrated this weekend. It comes at a time when our planetary community is in need of
Reflection December 20, 2020 Reflection on the Gospel-4th Sunday of Advent Year B (Luke 1:26-38) –Veronica Lawson RSM We are all familiar with Luke’s story of the annunciation, a story that has inspired artists
Reflection 13 December 2020 Reflection on the Gospel: 3rd Sunday of Advent Year B (John 1:6-8, 19-28) -Veronica Lawson RSM The first section of today’s gospel reading comes from the prologue of John’s gospel
Reflection for December 6, 2020 Reflection on the Gospel: 2nd Sunday of Advent Year B (Mark 1:1-8) -Veronica Lawson RSM The first verse of Mark’s gospel evokes the opening words of Genesis and thus
Download the document here. Australians live within one of the most diverse eco-systems on the planet – the “Land of the Holy Spirit”, as the first European maps recorded our ancient continent. Environmentally, it is
Encyclical: Fratelli Tutti Fratelli tutti (All Brothers) is the third encyclical of Pope Francis, subtitled of “on fraternity and social friendship”. In the document, Francis states that the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the failure of the world to work together during the crisis.
Encyclical: Laudato Si’ Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle “on care for our common home”. In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all
Dicastery: Special Anniversary Year of Laudato Si’ The fifth anniversary of the encyclical comes in the midstof another watershed moment – a global pandemic –and Laudato Si’s message is just as prophetic today asit was
2020 Season of Creation Season of Creation starts with the World Day of Prayer for Creation on the 1st September and ends with the Feast of St Francis of Assisi 4th October. Pope Francis is
Four Directions Body Prayer Our Chairs for Sessions 1 and 2 – Margie Abbott RSM and Sally Neaves – are hosting this wonderful series of prayer days during the Season of Creation. Find the details
Jubilee for the Earth A resource developed by Sally Neaves, host of our Session 2. This series of rituals have been prepared for each of the 5 themes of Season of Creation 2020. Feel free
Uniting Earth Climate Pastoral Conference View the recording of the Conference here:: https://www.unitingearth.org.au/climate-pastoral-care-conference-2020-recordings/ We recommend checking out keynote speakers including Rebecca Huntley (climate change activist and academic) as well as first-nations woman and lead at
Bronwyn Ley’s Speaking Notes – Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’ Panellist Bronwyn Ley has kindly shared her speaking notes to distribute through the Convocation. We’ve copied the content below. Alternatively,
Ross Garnaut’s book ‘Superpower’, as mentioned in Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’. From: https://www.rossgarnaut.com.au/australian-economy/superpower-australias-low-carbon-opportunity/ ‘The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the
Tim Buckley and IEEFA – host of Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’ Tim is the director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, and has 25 years of financial markets experience,
Green Bonds, with Yen Wong from Altius Asset Management for Session 5 Yen is a seasoned Credit and ESG specialist who has expertise in both Australian and global corporate credit analysis, with investment grade and
Economics of fossil fuel divestment with Tim Buckley, IEEFA for Session 5. Tim has kindly shared his slides from IEEFA on the current (September 2020) state of fossil fuel assets – and why it makes
Social justice statement from Bruce Duncan Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy. Duncan.SJ Statement 2017-18. SUMMARY of: Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy. Bruce Duncan, Zoom session Catholic Earthcare, Tuesday 15 September
The blog and writings of Dr. Sandie Cornish We had the pleasure of welcoming Sandie to Session 2 of our Convocation. You can find Sandie’s blog here: https://sandiecornish.com/ Dr Sandie Cornish is a practitioner in
“The Future We Choose” – a book by Christiana Figueres. Christiana Figueres is a founder of the Global Optimism group and was head of the UN climate change convention when the Paris agreement was achieved in 2015.
Thank you to our amazing speakers and panellists for joining us for our International Youth Conversation today. Our amazing Earthcare Leaders Vienna and Alyssa have designed the bingo challenge below. Please find the Instagram challenge
The Faith and Ecology Network (FEN) an interfaith network of people connecting faith with ecological awareness and care. calls on faith groups to better care for our local biodiversity. In 2020 FEN has a focus
PLASTIC FREE LENT An easy-to-follow guide on going plastic free, courtesy of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network. Download the guide here.
LENT RESOURCE: GRACE OF EARTH – LENTEN RESOURCE (YEAR A) 2020 This resource explores these six Earth life support systems as ways of God revealing, God inspiring, God challenging. We meditate in wonder and thanksgiving
OVERTURN THE TABLES By Alice Carwardine This website, Overturnthetables, is inspired by the story of Jesus cleansing the temple. I hope will provide you with some insight into how you can become an ecological convert
CARITAS – CALLING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on human ecology, Laudato Si’ (“Praise be to you”) – On the Care of Our Common Home, is the Church’s most profound clarion call yet
CARITAS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Caritas is calling for the world to put the poor first and ensure the safe future of the planet by uniting behind the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals