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 […]

Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2022

This year, we celebrate Migrant and Refugee Sunday on 25 September. The theme this year is Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees. As Josephites, this is a critical issue for us, and for our prayer and ministries. As we know, Pope Francis has proclaimed Joseph as the patron saint of refugees, and in the […]

ethica’s actions uplift women and small business

Women artisan groups in Peru. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of August, the prayer intention is for small businesses. The Pope’s monthly prayer intentions are a call for all of us to transform our prayers into actions; with compassion for the world, to build a […]