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Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 5, Sixth Sunday of Lent

March 30, 2020
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Jeremy Laurie, Animator for British Columbia and Yukon
Mura, Amazon, Brazil. Photo by Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
Gospel: Matthew 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54

Palm Sunday: The Joy of the Gospel at the heart of our faith

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A prayer for compassion amid the coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020

Inspired by Pope Francis’s prayer, Development and Peace offers one of its own for us to understand the COVID-19 situation from a global perspective.

Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 29, Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 23, 2020
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director of Public Engagement, Ontario and Atlantic Regions
Girl in the Amazon. Photo: Caritas Internationalis

Solidarity Sunday

Gospel: John 11:1-45

The quiet tears and divine power of Jesus

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 22, Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 16, 2020
by 
Minaz Kerawala, Communications and Public Relations Advisor
Ederson, seringueiro, Brazil. Photo: Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
Gospel: John 9:1-41

“Blindness” and the seringueiros of Machadinho d’Oeste, Brazil

Sight is one of the Creator’s greatest gifts. While we apprehend the world through physical sight, we need spiritual sight to truly comprehend it.

In restoring the blind man’s sight, Jesus refuses to deem his affliction a consequence of sin. From Jesus’s response to the Pharisees, we learn that the true sin is spiritual blindness.

There are none so blind as those will not see.

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 15, Third Sunday of Lent

March 9, 2020
by 
Françoise Lagacé, Member of the National Council
Francisco, Mura, Brazil. Photo: Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
Gospel: John 4:5-42

Two thirsts meet

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.(John 4:6)

Noon. Not the best time to fetch water; it's too hot. But it will be quick because the woman knows she never meets anyone at this hour. It's better this way. But, today, there is someone there; a man, a stranger….

There are stories in the Gospel of unexpected and unhoped-for encounters.

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Post-colonial lesson plans for our common home

March 4, 2020
by 
Louise Bitz

Development and Peace’s Catholic Schools Programs Officer recounts why and how she created lesson plans aimed at deepening relationships in our common home.

Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 1, First Sunday of Lent

February 27, 2020
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director of Public Engagement, Ontario and Atlantic Regions
Amazon, Peru
Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11

Ecological conversion and the challenge of the temptation in the desert

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What is social justice and how to pursue it?

February 20, 2020

On the World Day of Social Justice, Development and Peace staff and members share their reflections on the significance of the term.