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AMRI - Advent Series 2021

Each week, during the season of Advent, AMRI (Association of Leaders of Missionaries & Religious of Ireland) will provide a snapshot of the ways that member congregations of AMRI are living out Pope Francis 2015 Encyclical, Laudato Si.

“We will explore the concept of an integral ecological journey – animating how we understand the interconnectedness between ourselves, our ‘common home’ and humanity.

Episode 1 (video link below) features a 15 minute short film narrated by Fr Brendan McManus SJ, shot two weeks ago in Co Fermanagh. During the day of filming, Fr Brendan took us to four locations: his family farm in Lisnaskea, Derryadd Quay, Holy Cross Church Lisnaskea and Marble Arch Caves / Cuilcagh Geopark. At each of these locations Fr. Brendan reflects on his life’s journey to ecological consciousness, demonstrating the ways in which his life experiences, his spirituality and stewardship are essential elements. We invite you to watch the video, share it with others, and take an ecological journey of discovery with Fr Brendan as we reawaken our sense of connectedness to the earth.”

Week 2 in the AMRI Advent Series will feature St Patrick’s Missionary Society: “Walking the path of the Willow: the road to renewable energy at St. Patrick’s in Kiltegan, Co Wicklow.”


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