A fitting quote from my current favourite musical – Hamilton!
The current international response to the impact and crisis of climate change has drawn together so many different voices;
Pope Francis in his letter Laudato Si;
David Attenborough and his recent TV programme on the subject;
school children from so many countries going on strike inspired by one of their peers, Greta Thunberg.
And here at CAFOD we provide YOU with the opportunity to get involved in the movement through prayer and action.
Order your Creation Celebration guide to gather your parish/school community in prayer
Sign the Our Common Home climate campaign petition
If you want to travel to the Lobby and join our Climate Pilgrimage, the coach will be picking up at Nottingham Train Station at 7am and Leicester Train Station at 8am,
Two weeks ago I popped in to visit our neighbours, the Poor Clare sisters. Catching up with each others news is always good! Their community is growing from 4 to 17 as another Convent in North Wales is closing and the community moving to Nottingham. So we remember them in our prayers as they face these new opportunities and challenges.
I updated them on the Share the Journey campaign and passed over some of the campaign cards. This morning after Mass, Sr Lily asked me to pop in again. ‘We did our walk on Saturday, the feast of St Clare, and I have some photos for you’.
They walked around their garden, joining in solidarity with the many, many Catholics in England & Wales who have now walked over 100 000 miles!
‘It was only a short walk, not much’, Sr Lily told me. I assured her that whatever the distance, their participation is wonderful!
I also heard today that the parish of Alfreton & Clay Cross are organising a walk on Saturday 15th September. So don’t worry if you hadn’t taken part yet. There is still plenty of time!