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Feed the Hungry initiative – get involved

For September 1- October 4, 2017, the focus of Harvest Festivals–from the LSE perspective–will be: ‘Feed the Hungry!’ This is line with the dreadful reality of hunger across the world and even in Ireland.

In preparation, you are invited to collaborate ecumenically with local groups organising Festivals or to create your own. You can google the websites of the Church of Ireland or England, which provide rich resources under Harvest Festival Resources.

We provide a Poster and prayer card for the event which you can copy and distribute.

Rituals might include the following elements or others:

  • A simple meal. Bake or buy bread or cake, and share it!
  • Thanksgiving for the gifts of the earth
  • Intercessory Prayer both for the hungry and for ourselves that we may become more aware of the reality of hunger around us
  • Symbolic actions which show our commitment to

(a) fair distribution of harvests,

  • Elimination of hunger from the world
  • Minimisation of waste, etc
  • Discernment for Concrete Actions.

* Loving Sister Earth supports groups such as Bothar, Trocaire, Concern, and those featured in Eco Congregation Ireland, (info@ecocongregationireland.com). This is a forum for good things that are happening close by. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel but to encourage people to put their shoulders to existing wheel as best they can!

* The Pope on July 3, 2017 spoke to the FAO of the UN. He says that ‘the intention to provide everyone with daily bread is not enough’ and that everyone has the right to be free of poverty and hunger, because the goods of creation are meant for all. He sees a lack of global solidarity as the root problem, and states that the vocation of the Church is to stand with the poor. (You could quote from this and perhaps agree to study the Address).

* Two useful quotes from Laudato Si: ‘Whenever food is thrown out it is—as it were—stolen from the table of the poor’ (50); ‘Purchasing is always a moral, and not simply an economic act’ (226).

* The GCCM (Global Catholic Climate Movement) is advertising the Pope’s pledge campaign that aims to mobilize one million people who will promise to turn Laudato Si into action. Check the website, consider joining and getting  others to do so.

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There are around 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing

National Holy Wells Day

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To become aware of how precious water is

Visit a local Holy Well and pray for the protection of water

Plan with others how you can protect the water in your area

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RESOURCES FOR WATER CONSERVATION ACTION

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Urban Areas:

Clean coast: Posters which can be downloaded and short videos. Although this might focus on marine litter , blockages in sewers can also lead to spills which can affect groundwater and surface waters.

Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021

http://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/what-to-flush/

http://cleancoasts.org/our-initiatives/beat-the-microbead/

http://cleancoasts.org/marine-litter/#sources

Rural areas:

Please see above booklets developed for householders. Septic tanks have been identified as pressure on Water quality in rural areas.

https://www.epa.ie/water/wastewater/

http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/Environment/Water/FileDownLoad%2C33589%2Cen.pdf

There is also a number of practical everyday steps people can take to conserve water on the Irish Water website. Another useful resource

https://www.water.ie/community/conservation/

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Book Resources for locating Holy Wells

Holy Wells of Ireland  by Patrick Logan

In Search of Ireland’s Holy Wells  by Elizabeth Healy

Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin  by Gary Branigan

The above books are all available in bookshops, public libraries and on Amazon.


By joining hands across the world we can spread our love out to heal our Common Home, for as the song has it, ‘Love changes everything!’

We invite you then to join in the world-wide prayer for Universal Harmony.
Take a moment each day to contemplate some aspect of creation.
Give thanks for it, pray for awareness of how you can live in harmony with it. Ask that all of humanity may share in its blessings.

Through this ongoing contemplation you come more and more to love God’s gift of creation and you play your unique part in its healing.

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Finding Ireland’s Holy Places

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How you might pray at your holy site

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Resources for Planning Your Own Ritual

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Irish Dioceses, their Patron Saints and Holy Places

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