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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 22, Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 16, 2020
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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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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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We’ve walked 40,075 km! How far will we go?

Walks - Share the Journey

Canadians took up the challenge to walk the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference and they succeeded! With many more walks on the way, how far will we go?

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Fort McMurray walked half way across the Earth!

Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Fort McMurray, AB

A Catholic High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta, walked 20,439 km in solidarity with forced migrants. 

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Development and Peace – Caritas Canada invite you to take part in Share Lent 2019

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Do not hesitate to take part in the Share the Journey campaign by...

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 14, Sixth Sunday of Lent

April 8, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Gospel: Luke 19: 28-40 and Luke 22:14-23:56

Being an Easter people to a Palm Sunday people

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 7, Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 1, 2019
by 
Pascal André Charlebois, Development and Peace Animator for Eastern Quebec
Hamda, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Solidarity Sunday

Gospel: John 8:1-11

A realm of justice and peace

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 31, Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 25, 2019
by 
Jeremy Laurie, Development and Peace Animator for British Columbia and Yukon
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Peaceful dwelling places

Through the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus invites us to reflect on God’s unfailing love for His children. Although the son squandered his inheritance and became destitute, he was greeted with profound compassion after freely deciding to return home. This powerful example of God’s mercy is also a testament to the importance of family and home.

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