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Laudato Si’ Week: a Poem by John Kirwan MHM

IN IT TOGETHER                                          (A villanelle) Can any on our tiny earth avoid the climates’ change? We are in it together.      How find the wonder of a truly fair exchange? Floods, droughts and storms come to derange Our trees, grains, blooms, fruit, herbs and heather… Can any on our tiny earth avoid the climates’ change? …

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Pietà Re-imagined in Times of Corona

This is “Good Friday 2020” by Ukrainian Jesuit, Vyacheslav Okun, who is a professor of philosophy at the Jesuit Ignatian University in Krakow and also at the Vatican. This striking new art work is based on Caravaggio’s “The Entombment of Christ”, and is described by artist Diana Muñiz in the following way: “In this Pietà,…

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Laudato Si’ Week: 16 – 24 May

Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Destructive practices – such as logging, mining, industrial farming – which drive wildlife into contact with people must be reviewed. Live animal markets – an ideal mixing bowl for disease – must…