First World Day of the Poor – 19 November
Pope Francis has designated November 19 as World Day of the Poor. The theme for the first observance in 2017 is:
Encountering the Poor as a Way of Life
This focus echoes throughout Australia and the Pacific for there are few poorer in this region than those refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island, where essential services were switched off at the end of last month.
Education for Justice at Center of Concern has prepared a prayer service for the First World Day of the Poor on November 19, 2017, written by Sr Diana Ortiz osu. Download from our RESOURCES section HERE
This artistic photo reflection uses quotes from Pope Francis’s message for November 19, the First World Day of the Poor.