June 1, 2022
Shukla and her son in their vegetable garden
With the feast of Pentecost being celebrated earlier this month, Lily Bliss of CAFOD’s Legacy team shares her thoughts on the power of a gift. From that first Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit, which inspired faith through generations, to a gift in a Will – a powerful act of love which can transform lives around the world.
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November 22, 2021
By Safina Powell
I still light a candle every evening. Even after two years, I still feel pain and confusion, heartbreak and anger.
I know that I’m allowed to feel these things – they are normal parts of the grieving process – but I refuse to let them overwhelm me. This is why I light a candle every evening: the tiny flame reminds me that there is always hope, even when I feel lost in the dark.
Continue reading “Candlelight Funds: Walking through treacle”
November 9, 2021
Anna set up a Candelight Fund in memory of her husband Johnny. Now his gentleness and kindness continues to reach communities around the world.
Continue reading “Pushing away the darkness”
November 2, 2021
All Souls Day calls us to remember our loved ones with purpose. CAFOD’s Ben Payne reflects on the life of his grandad and the Rosary given to him by his auntie, then a Dominican nun in South Africa.
Continue reading “All Souls Day: On the lives of others”
November 1, 2021
Remembering a loved one through CAFOD’s work is a special way to honour the values they held dear. By celebrating the life of someone special, you can help to change thousands more.
Here are four ways you can honour a loved one through CAFOD’s work.
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October 29, 2021
As we approach All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the inspiration we can take from the example of those who have gone before us.
Continue reading “Taking inspiration from the saints and those who were extraordinary to us”
November 4, 2020
Roisin Beirne, CAFOD’s Candlelight Funds Officer, shares the stories of two special women who have been honoured by a donation to CAFOD in their memory.
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November 3, 2020
Therese, from CAFOD’s Digital Fundraising team, lost her Grandpa during the coronavirus lockdown. She reflects on the life he led and how it felt to say goodbye during this time.
Continue reading “Saying the last goodbye during the coronavirus lockdown”
November 1, 2020
On the Feast of All Saints, Kathleen from our Education team reflects on some of the everyday saints she has come across in her life.
Continue reading “All Saints Day: How many saints have you known?”
October 30, 2020
Every Friday, we offer you a reflection on the Sunday gospel. For the Feast of All Saints, Roisin Beirne from CAFOD’s Legacy and Remembrance team considers God’s closeness to those grieving.
Continue reading “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”