After a great pilgrimage to Poland last summer as part of preparations for World Youth Day, the Irish Jesuits are organising another Magis (more or greater) event this summer for young adults aged 18-35. Taking place in Ireland from 22 – 29 July, 2017, participants can choose between 2 options: a pilgrimage from Dublin to Glendalough or a faith and ecology experience in Wicklow Town. The group will be joined by other young people from Europe.
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On the occasion of the release of the encyclical Laudato si’ at the Colegio Santo Ángel de la Guarda in Gijón, Asturias in Spain, a course on environmental ethics was taught and intended to address crucial questions for understanding the care of the land and sustainability in the region.
There are “the cracks in the planet”. As we mark Earth Day today, I am reminded of the startlingly fresh and visionary way Pope Francis called on all – not just Catholics – to be aware of the acute distress of our planet, our “common home” last year. In his encyclical letter Laudato si’, Francis calls us to appreciate our moral responsibility to care for this wounded world even as we rejoice in the marvels of creation, the wonder of human life, the beauty of the stars, the forests and the macro- and the micro systems of our universe. The science is in.
MAGIS is a meeting of young people (ages 18-30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality (more). The program offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue. If you want to enjoy the MAGIS experience, be sure to mark the dates of July 15-31, 2016 in your calendar (the MAGIS program ends on July 25, when World Youth Day starts) (more)
Laudato Si’ has started a veritable “environmental movement” in the Christian world and in October, we are still reaping the fruits of this encyclical. There are several global initiatives and projects by Church communities that have developed a host of resources which discuss, explain and call us to care for our “common home”.
Children of migrant workers from Vadodara, Gujarat,India are educated in a school run by the Jesuits at Katamba Farm. Fr jolly Nadukudiyil sj is in charge of the farm and the school. Rickshaws bring the students from the city to the school every day. It is a great service done to these children who otherwise would remain uneducated for life.