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Taking place from September 12 to September 14, the convocation will call participants to “Wonder”, “Weave” and “Heal” together. Attendees will enjoy keynote presentations, workshops, discussions, and spiritual experiences, before gathering to transform what they have learned into action.

Keynote speakers include Sr Ann-Maree O’Beirne RSM, Pedro Walpole and Sally Neaves.

Sr O’Beirne is a spiritual director and member of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea and was a founding member of Rahamim Ecology Centre in Bathurst.

Mr Walpole is the Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines and the leader of Ecojesuit, the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network for Ecology.

Ms Neaves is the Eco-Education Coordinator at Rahamim Ecology Centre.

Daily convocation themes include:

  • Day one: Wonder, during which participants will be invited to gaze with awe and wonder at the gift of creation and to come to a deep awareness of the times we live in.  
  • Day two: Weave, with a focus on discerning a path forward through story-telling and deep weaving with our communities.
  • Day three: Heal, where attendees come together to heal our relationship with creation and act within our communities for change.

“As Catholics we are called by God, and the writings of Pope Francis, to show greater care for our common home. This convocation will give Catholic communities across Australia the opportunity to engage in collective action to bring that mission to bear,” said Alice Carwardine, Catholic Earthcare Coordinator for Caritas Australia.

Events will be held in the dioceses of Cairns, Brisbane, Maitland-Newcastle, Broken Bay, Sydney, Bathurst, Parramatta, Canberra-Goulburn, Sandhurst, Melbourne, and Perth.

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Catholic Earthcare to host Season of Creation workshop in September (Caritas Australia)