In his recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis calls upon us to live the love that would make us “one great family, where all of us can feel at home”; a love that “exudes compassion and dignity.” (Fratelli Tutti, 62.)
With the entire human family suffering from COVID-19, the Share Lent campaign invites us to share love and express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South, whose vulnerabilities are being exacerbated by the pandemic. Remembering the inherent dignity of all human beings, let us heed the Pope’s reminder that “justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day.” (Fratelli Tutti, 11.)
Fundraise for Development and Peace
Encourage your parish community to donate to Share Lent on Solidarity Sunday, March 21. Cannot do so because of pandemic restrictions? Consider starting your own fundraising web page instead and asking family and friends to support you with donations.
Each week, explore a different aspect of Development and Peace’s activities through our online solidarity calendar, which offers a variety of exciting, informative and spiritual activities to engage the whole family!
Pray and reflect
Uphold the Lenten pillar of prayer by praying for a fairer, greener, more kindred world. Also follow weekly reflections on the Gospel and/or a highlighted aspect of Development and Peace’s work.