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 […]


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, […]


Laudato Si’ Week 2024: 19-26 May

This year marks the ninth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical to every person living on this planet. Seeds of Hope is the chosen theme of the weeklong Laudato Si’ celebration. We are invited to be seeds of hope in our lives and our world, and to be rooted in the […]


Josephites share the Laudate Deum call to action

 Laudate Deum (‘Praise God’) is Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation published on 4 October 2023 addressing today’s environmental and human challenges. The Holy Father focuses on the situation of climate change in Laudate Deum, which is styled as a follow-up to the 2015 Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’. The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development […]


Season of Creation 2023: We Can Do Something

Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream. Amos 5:24 This text states a truth that is as appropriate today as it was in ancient times: justice precedes peace. Without justice, there can be no peace. However, the image of the never-failing stream does not ring true in our century. Streams […]


Laudato Si’ Week 2023

Hope for the Earth, Hope for Humanity has been adopted as the theme for Laudato Si’ Week this year, celebrated globally from 21-28 May. Pope Francis addressed the Laudato Si’ encyclical to “every person living on Planet Earth”. (#3). He frequently returns to the themes that humanity and creation are intimately woven together, just as […]


Changing lives one stamp at a time

Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of December, the prayer intention is for volunteers and not-for-profit organisations: We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation. Volunteers make an […]


Celebrating One Year of Laudato Si’ Plans

From Australia to Argentina, Zimbabwe to Canada, the United Kingdom to the United States, and everywhere in between—the world’s faithful joined together on 14 November 2022 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The Josephite Community has joined and is committed to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and has a plan […]


October Prayer Intention: A Church Open to Everyone

Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of October, the prayer intention is for a Church open to everyone. We pray for the Church ever faithful to and courageous to preaching the Gospel. May the church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in […]