Parishioners from across the Cardiff Archdiocese walk in solidarity with people on the move, as inspired by Pope Francis’s campaign Share the Journey. The walk, which took in the beautiful scenery of Cardiff Bay, offered a chance to reflect about the challenges and struggles that millions of people across the world are faced with when they are forced to move. Continue reading →
On Saturday 12 November, supporters from Cardiff and Menevia dioceses welcomed CAFOD’s Head of Campaigns, Daniel Hale, to the Ty Croeso Centre at Llantarnam Abbey in Cwmbran for a retreat focussing on “Proclaiming the Mercy of God.”
Today, 4 October marks the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and of the environment. Here we look at the significance of today, in light of Laudato Si’ and the recently proclaimed World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
St. Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata.
4 October is recognised by Christians worldwide as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. Born to a merchant family in 12th century Italy, Francis renounced his title and inheritance in order to live amongst the poor, he eventually founded what would become the Franciscan Order.
Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis in 1228 and he became the patron saint of animals and the environment. This was due to his profound reverence for God’s creation and his belief that all creatures are brothers and sisters under God.
On 12 July, CAFOD supporters and campaigners came together at St David’s Cathedral in Cardiff to hear Takura Gwatinyanya, a Water and Sanitation specialist from Zimbabwe who explained how the country is using sustainable solutions to solve their water issues. Watch our video above to find out more! Continue reading →