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Eco-Congregation Ireland gets a mention in Irish Times!

Thinking Anew September 9, 2017 by Gordon Linney Read this article online here. Few of us would object to being described as consumers but former Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, maintains that if we realised what it really says about us we might have second thoughts. “To consume is to eat, to devour, to […]

Harvest Thanksgiving and Sharing Celebration in Ballineaspaig Parish, Cork

Report from the Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Cork: What a wonderful summer we have had, especially in the Cork area, with warmth, enough rain, great growth, beautiful colour - and now a bountiful harvest: golden grainfields, and an abundance of garden fruits and vegetables, as well as blackberries, sloes, hips and haws, crab […]

Cloughjordan Ecovillage hosts the ECI Climate Justice Candle!

Cloughjordan Ecovillage held a Biodiversity Week Celebration in May, with events including the biodiversity of the Ballyfinboy River, Greenhouse gas emissions in re-wetted peatland forests and Rewilding, Rural Regeneration & Eco-Tourism Nature on the Farm. There was also an Evening Bog Walk  at Scohaboy Bog with Lorcan Scott , District Conservation Officer, NPWS, as well […]

Diocese of Kerry Celebrates World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation!

Sylvia Thompson wrote this report on the gathering in Tralee Town Park, Co Kerry on September 1st - World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the first day of the Season of Creation.  There are lots of beautiful photos available to view on the Diocese of Kerry website. We gathered on a […]

Update from Northern Ireland Creation Care Network!

Grace Davin, a member of the Northern Ireland Creation Care Network and a member of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, provided us with the report below of the latest meeting of the group held on 23 September 2017 in Hillsborough Presbyterian Church. Present : Sr Nellie McLaughlin (Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Donegal), Rev Dr […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle Visits Co Longford!

The ECI Climate Justice Candle visited the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Parishes of Tashinny and Carrickredmond-Abbeyshrule, Co Longford on June 17-24 2017.   Carmel Nally, one of the parishioners sent us this report: Mindful of ECI’s ethos of raising/deepening awareness of the huge challenge of Climate Justice, and the imperative on all of […]

An Invitation to the Walled Community Garden at Ards Friary, Co Donegal!

If you happen to be in County Donegal, on Saturday 7th of October between 2pm and 4.30pm, you are invited to visit and make yourself at home in the fantastic Walled Community Garden at Ards Friary, Creeslough. The allotment holders and children of Creeslough’s National School will show off their allotments. Of course, there will […]

Mercy International Association Resources for Season of Creation

Mercy International Association has prepared excellent resources for Season of Creation.  Their Facebook profile has inspired readers with daily photographic meditations and prayers during the Season.  Their website contains wonderful resources for all to use.  There you can access their key documents on environmental issues, updates on all their eco justice work, resources for Season […]

Castleblayney Laudato Si Study Group

Castleblayney Laudato Si Study Group meets every Monday at 7.30pm in Iontas Castleblayney. The members read one chapter of Laudato Si each week in preparation for their Monday sharing and discussons. The group hopes that their coming together will lead to an increased awareness among members of their responsibility for Our Common Home and that […]

St Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, Dublin hosts ECI Climate Justice Candle!

Gardiner Street Parish is located in the heart of Dublin’s inner city, and only this year, made the decision to embark on the Eco-Congregation journey. As part of the Season of Creation, the parish hosted the climate justice candle during its weekend mass celebrations (September 17-18th). Wrapped in white and surrounded by flowers and green […]