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Ecojesuit strongly supports the recent declaration of a climate emergency by Pope Francis and his appeals for urgent collaborative action to this global challenge, with hope and with care and where young people and businesses take leading roles along with greater political action.The message of Pope Francis is clear and direct. He expresses the urgency and depth of the problem facing humanity. “We do not have the luxury of waiting for others to step forward, or of prioritizing short-term...
This June, the Lauriston Jesuit Centre is hosting a screening of the 2018 documentary Pope Francis: A Man of His Word at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens followed by drinks on the lawn.Entry by donationThe film can also be purchased on the Amazon website, which describes it in these terms: “Written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders, [the film] is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A rare co...
Pope Francis has said, ‘Today the Church needs to grow in discernment, in the ability to discern.’ His reforms are motivated by a desire for a more discerning Church, whether at the level of the bishops’ synods, in the local Church, or in the pastoral accompaniment of individual Christians. Above all, he has emphasised that the faithful ‘are capable of carrying out their own discernment in complex situations’.About sixty people gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales...
Pope Francis has recently entrusted his 2020 prayer intentions to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. They represent a wide array of challenges facing humanity and are the result of much prayer and discernment over the past several months. Areas in need of prayer in 2020 will include: the Way of the Heart, listening to migrant’s cries, freedom from addiction, respect for the planet’s resources and artificial intelligence to name a few.You may view the prayer intentions for 2020 below, and...
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On Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 16 pilgrims, who were taking part in the 3rd LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pilgrimage to Rome, had privileged seats at the morning Papal Audience in St Peter's Square. At the end of the General Audience the group, which included parents and family members alongside LGBT Catholics with Pilgrimage Chaplain, Fr David Stewart SJ, was invited to meet Pope Francis.The Pilgrimage Leader, Martin Pendergast, a member of the LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council,...
During the Sunday Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis unveiled his very own user profile in Click To Pray, the official app of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (former Apostleship of Prayer), including its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM).The launch was carried out as part of the presentation of the official message for the 53rd World Communications Day, which has the motto: “We are members one of another” (Eph 4:25): “the theme underlines the importance of...
Pope Francis always tries to meet with local Jesuits wherever his pastoral visits take him in the world. Travelling with him is Fr Antonio Spadaro, Editor in Chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, who records and transcribes the conversation for the pope.These ‘conversations’ have always been published on the English edition of the website. La Civiltà Cattolica has now brought the talks together in a single digital edition entitled Pope Francis: Fraternal and Spontaneous, launching in this way the...
Pope Francis at the International College of the Gesù. PC: CNS photo/Vatican Media
“The plant grows from the roots, which are not seen but which support the whole. And it stops giving fruit not when it has few branches, but when the roots are dry,” said Pope Francis to staff and students of the International College of the Gesù in Rome on the 3rd December. The community celebrated their jubilee since its founding by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ in 1968.“On the fiftieth year, that of the Jubilee, the Scripture says that ‘each of you is to return to your family property and to your own...
Sharing the wisdom of time book cover
Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and friends will be launched at a major event in the Vatican this afternoon. Guest of honour will be Martin Scorsese who features in the book. The launch will be attended by several hundred people, including a number of cardinals. The Pope will answer questions from both old and young on the topics covered in this inspiring collection.The event has been livestreamed on Vatican News website.The book, which includes the stories of older people from...
Pope Francis has given an urgent new mission to his personal Prayer Network (formerly known as Apostleship of Prayer) to share among all the faithful. This task, to begin as soon as possible at the beginning of October, is to promote his intention that we all intensify our prayer during this month. He invites us to pray every day the Holy Rosary with the intention that the Virgin Mary help the Church in these times of crisis, and to pray each day to St. Michael the Archangel that he defend us...

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