Share Lent

Share the Journey, one step at a time!

April 15, 2019
Share the Journey walk

This fall, we launched the Share the Journey campaign and invited Canadians to walk in solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants around the world. Many of you answered the call and our collective actions are adding up!

Online across Canada, in solidarity with the world

A special Solidarity Sunday mass livestreamed by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Man., took the Development and Peace message to the faithful in all corners of the country.

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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.

Three Ways for families to experience Lent with Development and Peace

To help families celebrate Lent together, we offer an array of tools that promote action and reflection during a time when we are called upon to open our hearts. 

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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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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
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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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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 8, Second Sunday of Lent

March 2, 2020
by 
Rebecca Rathbone, animator for South-West Ontario
Yesica Patiachi, Amazon, Peru

 

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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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