Resources – 2015
Prayer for Human Rights Day – 10th December 2015
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Here is a Prayer_for_Human_Rights_Day to help us reflect. Please feel free to share it with your friends and networks.
Prayer for Peace
The tragic events in Paris in November 2015 remind us all of the countless women, men and children who have been killed in countries where there is internal conflict or as the result of terrorism. We pray for peace in the world and hold those who have died in an embrace of sorrow and love for lives so tragically lost.
Join with us in Praying for Peace among all nations of the earth with this Prayer for Peace
Justice Jottings Spring 2015
Inside the Spring 2015 issue:
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Voices for asylum seekers and displaced peoples
- Road to Paris and climate change
- Annette Shears nominated for award
- Reconciliation and the Magna Carta
Presentation Day Novena
This year’s Presentation Day Novena has been created by the Dubuque Presentation Community in Chicago, Illinois. The art work is by Sr Marilyn Breen. We thank the Dubuque Community for the beautiful prayers and reflections in the Novena and invite you join us in pray. Download the Novena
Prayer for the Earth video
Watch this short video of Pope Francis’ Prayer for Our Earth, with music and adaptation and music by Hazzan Steve Klaper & Br. Al Mascia, OFM. Produced by the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, Berkley
Maryknoll retreats for 2015 – new brochure
Maryknoll, House of Prayer, is a place of peace and tranquility in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania. Find out about a directed retreat and individual days of reflection at Maryknoll – download their 2015 brochure. It is designed to be printed double-sided and folded in three.
Justice Jottings Winter 2015
Inside the Winter 2015 issue:
- Comments on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’
- Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
- No Interest Loan Scheme by the Wagga Wagga Congregation
- NAIDOC Week
- Reconciliation and King Burraga
World Environment Day – June 5
On June 5, the world celebrates World Environment Day. The topic is particularly a powerful one, because there’s room for everyone to take a moment to question how we live and how it impacts our living planet. The theme asks everyone to evaluate our consumer habits: how we shop, eat and travel. Read more and avail of this prayer
Feast of the Sacred Heart – June 12
On June 12, we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Here is a prayer that all Presentation sisters, associates and friends of Nano can pray together on this feast. May we be united in our global prayer and love.
Earth Day – April 22nd
We are called by the Earth Charter to have “….reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.” Join with Presentation Sisters, Associates and Co-Workers around the world to pray and for our one precious Earth and all who live on it. This Earth Day 2015 Prayer Service is available for all to use.
Holy Week reflection
This reflection invites us to “take notice” of the Crucified Christ in our midst and the pressing needs, and concerns facing our sisters and brothers throughout our world.
(Please note: you may need to wait a little while for the slideshow to download)
This prayer/reflection, Call to Be Prophets, is now available for all to use.
Blessings…A Seamless Flow of Presence
John O’Donohue and Ruth Burgess gift us their wisdom, insights and spirituality in their various writings. Their books are recommended for Prayer/Reflections for schools staffs etc. Read a sample of their poetry.
The Good Egg Guide for a Traffik-Free Easter
Much of the chocolate that finds its way into our shops and homes is made with cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire plantations that use trafficked children. They are kidnapped or their families are tricked, forced to work in the cocoa plantations from an early age, for long hours, in dangerous working conditions, without any possibility of attending school.
A global movement has begun to change this. The movement tackles poverty and empowers producers who are doing the right thing. Farmers operating with Fairtrade Certification, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certified are engaging in good labour practices. Join the movement this Easter. Choose certified Traffik-Free chocolate, support the farmers and STOP THE TRAFFIK. Download the Good Egg Guide 2015 to get your Traffik-Free chocolate.
Justice Jottings Autumn 2015
The Autumn 2015 edition of Justice Jottings is now available to read and share!
Inside this issue:
- Pope Francis speaks of the Call to Care for Creation
- Earth Hour
- The Cry of the Poor and of the Earth
- Remote Communities
- Faith Bandler, 1918 – 2015: a fearless advocate for justice
Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar 2015
The Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar 2015 offers a way to observe Lent and contribute to the care of the Earth. This calendar has been adapted from that prepared by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW.
Reflection: From Tourist to Pilgrim: Recovering a Sense of the Sacred
This beautiful and profound reflection comes to us from the Sisters of the Holy Cross Congregation Justice Committee. It might be valuable for personal or communal reflection during Lent.
A Psalm for Our Times
For Leaders who Rule/Govern, for peoples who heed the wisdom of God’s Word, written in ancient times but so relevant today! Download this Psalm for Our Times
Two Hands of God: Creation and Scripture Biblical Literacy Series
This book by Dr Mary L Coloe PBVM, tells the story of the 14 billion year old Universe, as a story of God reaching out to us to be known. It introduces the biblical tradition as yet another way God reaches out through particular people and their history, leading up to the time of Jesus. The book brings together, current science that speaks of an evolutionary and expanding universe, and the way the Bible reflects on the meaning of this universe. It is visually stunning, and packed with information. Engaging student activities are included on every page.
Written for 10 to 14 year olds, Two Hands of God, will also be very helpful for teachers and parents…. an excellent support for Catholic Religious Education programs across Australia.
International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking – 8th February 2015
Pope Francis named human trafficking as a crime against humanity. ACRATH (Australian Religious Against Human Trafficking) calls on all of us to pray, reflect and act on 8th February with others around the world. Download this reflection.