Weekly Reflection

  • Do everything that is possible so that liberty is victorious over oppression, justice over injustice, love over hate.  (Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria SJ, Martyr in El Salvador)

  • None of us can think we are exempt from concern for the poor and social justice.   (Pope Francis)

  • United Nations Day

    The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home. (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)

  • October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    In imitation of our Master, we Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it.   (Pope Francis)

  • The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.”   (Pope Francis)

  • “The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.” (Pope Francis)

  • I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples (St. Teresa of Calcutta)

  • September 21 – The International Day of Peace

    Peace is a precious gift which must be promoted and protected…Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake.  War begets war.  Violence begets violence.  (Pope Francis)

  • I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.   (St. Teresa of Calcutta)

  • Work is in the first place “for the worker” and not the worker “for work.”  Work itself can have greater or lesser objective value, but all work should be judged by the measure of diginity given to the person who carries it out.  (St. John Paul II)

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.