Cultivating Hope as ONE
As we begin this season of Lent, our desire for peace based on being in right relationship with God, ourselves, our neighbors and all creation, is the gift that Jesus brings. Pope Francis reminds us of this gift in his 2015 Encyclical, Laudato Si’, Care of our Common Home. In this Encyclical, Pope Francis states:
Disregard for the duty to cultivate and maintain a proper relationship with my neighbor, for whose care and custody I am responsible, ruins my relationship with my own self, with others, with God and with the earth. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 70 (LS 70)
In a world that is hurt and wounded, we invite you to join us in prayer and reflection, becoming more attentive to the type of life we are living. Below are reflections as well as a calendar that provides simple ways we may turn our focus to the care of these relationships, offering hope to ourselves and each other.
Our work for justice, both locally and globally, continues. We invite you to partner with us, helping our sisters and brothers in Christ. Together, we bring hope to those who need it most.
We encourage you to send us your prayer intentions. We remember each of you in daily prayer. United as ONE, we pray for justice, peace and hope throughout our world as we walk with Jesus through his life, death and resurrection.