As we approach the end of a year marked by the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis, we reflect on our human condition, our interpersonal relationships and our relationship with the environment. Furthermore, this year has been an opportunity to act and live in solidarity as brothers and sisters.
Hope in humanity does not die, “because human beings, capable of degrading themselves to the extreme, can also overcome, return to opt for the good and regenerate, beyond all the mental and social conditioning imposed on them” (Laudato Si ‘n.205). The world can change to the extent that each person becomes aware and opts for a new lifestyle: more supportive, more fraternal and more just.
From the JPIC Office of the Franciscan Order we send warm greetings of peace and renew our commitment to the values of justice, peace and the care for our common home for 2021. At the same time we want to share and invite you to participate in our Christmas activities 2020:
December 19 – Christmas Festival 2020
“The Sun that rises from above will visit us”
Ibero-American cultural artistic event organized in conjunction with the World Catholic Movement for Climate and the Latin American Confederation of Religious (CLAR). Available in Spanish on our Facebook fanpage. 14.00 Quito time – you can see the time of your country HERE
December 23 – Franciscan Christmas Prayer
“Prince of Peace”
We unite in prayer and adoration asking for peace in the world. Organized jointly with the JPIC Office in the Philippines, we invite you to live a moment of prayer from your homes. This prayer service will be available in Spanish and English on our Facebook page. 22.00 Chile Time / 09.00 (day 24) Philippines. You can see the time of your country.
December 24 – “On the Way … of the Franciscan Network for Migrants”
“Christmas at La 72”
For a special segment of “On the Way…” we bring you to La 72 Migrant and Refugee Shelter in Mexico for Christmas Eve. During this solidarity broadcast, we will hear from and share with our migrant brothers and sisters and past and present volunteers. In addition, we will launch the volunteer campaign 2021 of the Franciscan Network for Migrants at this time. We are looking forward to seeing you at 5:00 p.m. (time zone for Mexico City and Central America) through the RFM Facebook page
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