International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022

Dignity for all – The commitments we make together for social justice, peace, and the planet We mark the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year on 17 October. The umbrella theme for this year is Dignity for all in practice. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined […]

Mary MacKillop, an Example of Compassion

More than ever the poor of this world, as well as the rich and famous, suffer from a hunger of some kind.   The words and actions of Jesus, often accompanied by miraculous results, are signposts for our Christian lives.  The recent biblical reading of the story of the raising of the daughter of Jairus opens up a deeply human Jesus who tells the family to give her something to eat. (Luke 8: 55)

To Love Like Mary MacKillop, Love the Poor

Mary MacKillop, a strong woman of deep compassion, had a real love for the poor. Her love of God led her to reach out to the most deprived and despised in the colony in her time. Joan Healy rsj wonderfully describes this phenomenon: God’s Spirit wove the threads of her circumstances into a spiritual fabric […]