Each year, Caritas Australia invites us to support their Project Compassion campaign. The campaign brings together thousands of Australians in schools, parishes and the community to stand in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable communities, to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
This year, the theme of Project Compassion is “Be More”, taken from the invitation of Saint Oscar Romeo, to “Aspire not to have more, but to be more and challenging us to venture into a new experience of compassion.
This message invites us to step up and step out for those who do not have the essential resources they need for their survival; those whose needs at this time are far beyond ours.
Each week as we hear stories from our global family, let us consider the ways in which we are called to “Be More”. Let us ask ourselves, how are we talking in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in our global family? How are we acting as stewards of creation in caring for our common home?
To support the work of Caritas:-
- take home a Project Compassion donation box, available for collection when our churches reopen;
- donate online through the Caritas website.
For more information about this year’s campaign and the work of Caritas, visit the Caritas website.