“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table.” – Pope Francis
Each year during Lent, Canadian Catholics are invited to stand in solidarity with communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who are struggling for dignity and justice.
We have so much love to give. By opening our hearts during the Lenten season, we can contribute to building a world rooted in justice, equality, compassion and love. By sharing with the world’s poorest people, we are walking the path that Jesus walked.
This Lent, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is focusing on Women at the Heart of Change. Women are central actors in creating positive change in their communities, yet they often face difficulties because they are not treated equally. In many parts of the world, women have less access to work and girls have a hard time continuing their education beyond primary school. Women and girls are also more likely to be victims of violence, hunger and displacement. Join us as we learn about the challenges women face around the world, and meet amazing women who are overcoming these challenges in incredible ways. Learn, Pray and Act in solidarity with women throughout Lent!
The annual Share Lent collection for Development and Peace will be on Sunday, April 2, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generous solidarity is vital to the mission of Development and Peace and its ability to help, respect, and promote the poor.
- Archbishop Miller’s Letter for Share Lent Campaign
- Archbishop Miller’s homily on the 50th Anniversary of Development and Peace
You can contribute to the special SHARE LENT collection or donate at any time by clicking here.
You are also invited to join Catholics across Canada and the world in fasting on Good Friday, prayer and sharing of our wealth to end poverty and hunger in the Global South.
For more information, please visit Development & Peace.