by Oisín Walsh | 6 Apr, 2017 | News
Young people from across the Diocese of Rome and other dioceses in the Lazio region will gather with the pope at 5.00pm at the papal basilica on the Esquiline Hill. They will reflect on the figure of John the Apostle, chosen as the example to follow in the process of discernment and discussion called for in the preparatory document for next year’s Synod. Participants will also ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the inspiration for the theme for the next three world youth days.
The vigil is being organised by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in collaboration with dioceses in the Lazio region and the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trócaire, reflects on the recent 50th anniversary for Trócaire, how climate change and conflict continue to be majors drivers of crisis in the world and applauds recent winners of their 'Romero International award' including Sr Medhin Tesfay from Ethiopia
For more info see - https://www.trocaire.org/
Trócaire - Working for a Just World for 50 years
Julieann Moran, Gen. Sec. of the Irish Synodal Pathway, gives an overview of the Synodal process to date in advance of the ground-breaking Synod of Bishops that will take place in Rome from 4th - 29th October 2023
"There's just been no moment like this" - Julieann Moran on Synod2023
Bishop Alan McGuckian shares his hopes for the upcoming #SynodonSynodality which he will attend in Rome in October
To express the truth in new and powerful ways - Bishop Alan McGuckian on Synod2023
Bishop Brendan Leahy shares his hopes for the Synod on Synodality this October in Rome which he is attending along with outlining possible next steps for the Irish synodal pathway.
Hopes for the Synod in Rome - Bishop Brendan Leahy
Archbishop Eamon Martin highlights the importance of prayer in the Synod process as we explore a new way of being Church while remaining faithful to the Church's tradition and teaching.
Praying for the Synod on Synodality - Archbishop Eamon Martin
During the diocesan stage of the Universal Synod, people called for courses, resources, and dynamic spaces where they could explore or deepen their own faith, spirituality, and understanding of Scripture on a personal level. One initiative being made available in 2023 is this series of short video reflections on the Sunday Gospel each week. Watch out for a new video each week and please feel free to share these videos as widely as possible - on your websites, your social media platforms, and with others on your networks.
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 24th September 2023
Fr Willie Purcell (National Vocations Office) on the importance of prayer during this Year of Vocation for Diocesan Priesthood to support those who are thinking about contacting a Vocations Director
For more info see https://vocations.ie/
Praying for Vocations - Fr Willie Purcell
Julianne Moran, General Secretary of the Irish Synodal Pathway, reflects on the progress made so far on the Synodal pathway and the journey ahead over the coming years.
‘The Synod: Are We There Yet?’ - Julieann Moran
A look back at the blessing the Our Common Home garden at the World Meeting of Families 2018 by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Our Common Home garden at WMOF2018