JJN: June Prayer Intention, Refugee Week and World Refugee Day

The Josephite Justice Network (JJN) provides three reflections on Pope Francis’ June Prayer Intention, Refugee Week (16-22 June) and World Refugee Day (20 June). June Prayer Intention: Those fleeing own countries – Joelle Sassine Refugee Week 2024 – Finding Freedom: Family – Violet Cabral Embracing Humanity: World Refugee Day and Living Out Gospel Values – Emilia […]


Embracing Humanity: World Refugee Day and Living Out Gospel Values

On 20 June, the world pauses to reflect on the lives of millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, and disasters. World Refugee Day is not only a time to acknowledge their suffering and resilience but also a call to embody the Gospel values of love, compassion, […]


Refugee Week 2024 – Finding Freedom: Family

To me, a home is where you feel loved, safe, and cherished. Malala Yousafzai Loved, safe, and cherished… There is, was and continues to be a crisis in our community whereby people fleeing from danger are shown no mercy. Unloved, unsafe and uncherished, by a nation that prides itself on having ‘boundless plains to share’. […]


June Prayer Intention: Those fleeing own countries

In June, we pray with Pope Francis for migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence; may they find welcome and new life opportunities in their host countries. To host means to receive, but in order to receive, our hearts must be open. In his June prayer intention, […]


JJAMM 2024

JJAMM (Joseph, Julian And Mary MacKillop) is a gathering of student leaders from Josephite secondary schools around Australia and New Zealand. Learning, laughter, and leadership. The three core ingredients necessary to complete the JJAMM recipe. The JJAMM team was blessed to welcome twenty-five Josephite schools across Australia and New Zealand for a four-day leadership retreat […]


World Day of Social Justice

As we approach the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February, we are reminded of our communal duty to foster social development and equality for all. Striving for justice is not a part-time vocation and should not be realised in solitude. As the Gospel so clearly indicates to us, our faith is tested in […]


World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2023

On Sunday 24 September 2023, we celebrated the Vatican’s 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message, Pope Francis has expressed that freedom must determine the decision to leave one’s native land. Free to leave, free to stay. World Day of Migrants and Refugees is a day to reflect and honour the resilience […]


Age is no barrier

Joelle Sassine – Eco-Hero Profile An active member of the Josephite Action Group and Josephite Justice Network, Joelle Sassine is proof that age is no barrier to being an Eco-Hero. As a recent graduate from the University of Sydney, the 22-year-old has hit the ground running, working simultaneously on a variety of social justice and […]


Crises Facing Refugees in Australia

Refugee Week in 2023 will take place from Sunday 18 June – Saturday 24 June, with the theme being ‘Finding Freedom’. Josephites are really grateful for the initiatives being taken by the Federal Government to promote permanent protection for those in temporary protection. We continue to work, however, for those on bridging visas who are […]