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Caritas Plymouth celebrates Refugee Week

Caritas Plymouth celebrates Refugee Week

‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ Matthew 25:35 Pope Francis calls on us to WELCOME, PROTECT, PROMOTE and INTEGRATE people fleeing from conflict and persecution.  The Diocese of Plymouth is home, often for uncertain periods of time, to many hundreds of people...

LAUDATO SI WEEK 2024 – REFLECTION

LAUDATO SI WEEK 2024 – REFLECTION

Laudato Si' week runs from 19-24 May 2024. It is an opportunity to reflect on Catholic Social Teaching on Care for Creation. The following is an extract from an article written by David Nash following an event on 20th March, organised by the Diocesan Caritas team to...

TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY

TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY

On Tuesday 30th April, Caritas Plymouth organised an event at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Poole to hear about how we can spot the signs of modern slavery. There was a line up of expert speakers, including Stevie Waight, from The Medaille Trust. Alexandra Miranda, the...

LAUDATO SI WEEK 2024 18-24 MAY- SEEDS OF HOPE

LAUDATO SI WEEK 2024 18-24 MAY- SEEDS OF HOPE

“There are no lasting changes without cultural changes … and there are no cultural changes without personal changes” (Laudate Deum, 70)  Caritas Diocese of Plymouth are hosting three free events at Plymouth Cathedral for Laudato Si’ Week to focus on how we can look...

A faith response to Ageing.

A faith response to Ageing.

'the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” Galatians 5:6 On 20 April, over 35 people from Devon and Cornwall came together at St Cuthbert Mayne in Launceston to pray and reflect on a Christian response to an ageing society and how Catholic...

A Personal Reflection For Holy Week by Tanya Trevena

A Personal Reflection For Holy Week by Tanya Trevena

Perspective Lord my friend is dying. And all there is left to do is pray. As I step into the church and see the images of your passion, I am struck by how clean and quiet they are. This story, played out for us to draw closer to you, doesn’t hold the sounds, touch,...

GATHER 2024: Joy in the Presence of God

GATHER 2024: Joy in the Presence of God

Gather 2024: Joy in the presence of God By Sarah Barreto One hundred and fifty people from every corner of our diocese gathered together last weekend to celebrate together the joy of being beloved children of God at Gather 2024. For those who have never been, it is...