Caritas Advent Reflection

Let us just take a moment this Advent to reflect on how many times we see news images of pregnant migrant women crossing deserts or getting off unsafe boats, with no home to go to.

Can we imagine ourselves being on their journey or on Joseph and Mary’s migrant journey to Bethlehem? The town was not equipped to welcome or accommodate them. It could not offer the care a pregnant woman needed. The Holy Family was one family too many for this small place.

Can we put ourselves in the shoes of the shepherds who went to visit the Christ child? They were uneducated outcasts in their society and yet the angels appeared to them, not to a rich landowner, and said, “Do not be afraid.”

Click the Entire Article Here

 

News and events from across the diocese

Season of Creation 2022 – Events in the Diocese of Plymouth

Season of Creation 2022 – Events in the Diocese of Plymouth

During the Season of Creation, we are invited to pray, act and focus on the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor – to listen to those whose voices are less heard; to pray for those individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems which are lost and those whose...

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022

The 30th July is an annual event to raise awareness and increase prevention of people trafficking and modern day slavery.  Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. Thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers every...

Clergy Safeguarding Conference

Clergy Safeguarding Conference

On Thursday 14th June we held our first in-person Clergy Safeguarding Conference since 2019 at Exeter Racecourse.  We had 70 priests and deacons from across the diocese in attendance, including some who had travelled from other countries.  The aim was to build on...

Connect and engage