When the members of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference wrote the Social Justice Statement 2019 – 2020, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, they could have not predicted how relevant such a statement would be in light of 2020.
For the last two years in July I have been blessed to travel to the Solomon Islands. This July I felt a great longing to be back with the Dominican Sisters and the community from the little island of Wagina, which I have come to know and love.
“Life is often a desert, it is difficult to walk, but if we trust in God, it can become beautiful and wide as a highway. Never lose hope; continue to believe, always, in spite of everything. Hope opens new horizons, making us capable of dreaming what is not even imaginable.” —Pope Francis
On Sunday May 24, a group of people gathered in their gardens to pray and reflect on the 5th anniversary of Laudato si. Sophia and Matthew Lamont (parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tighes Hill Church) joined the group. At the conclusion of the Zoom Matthew emailed through an image of an artwork that he had recently completed and gifted to a Quaker Elder.