CAFOD Stations of the Cross for Lent

Every Friday in Lent, we will walk through the Stations of the Cross online in a prayerful journey of transformation in solidarity with people living in poverty around the world.

Join us as we meditate on Christ’s journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

Join us at 11am this Friday and each Friday in Lent, on our Facebook live or register now:

https://www.bigmarker.com/series/lent/series_summit

Our Common Home: lovely sketches while Walking for Water

CAFOD volunteer Clare Viner at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Newent updated CAFOD Clifton CPC Liz Baldwin that she is doing sketches of things on her daily walks while undertaking her 10,000 steps for the CAFOD Walk for Water challenge – Liz was thrilled! When Liz asked Clare if she could share them with others, Clare was keen. She writes:

“Hi Liz- you’re very welcome to use my sketchbook if it’s helpful.

I’ve pledged to take a walk every day in Lent – listening, thinking, praying, humming as I go- and to bring back something that catches my attention each day to put in my sketchbook. 

I’m not good at doing either of these things regularly so that’s the real discipline and I hope it’s going to lead to a more constant habit.

Each day, one of our church community puts a bible reference or prayer on our WhatsApp so that can feature too.

Very best wishes 

Clare”

Thanks Clare! Another fantastic example of the amazing walking in solidarity and fundraising for our brothers and sisters around the world this Lent, like Abedlla; just great.

Why ‘Walk for Water’ this Lent for CAFOD? Anna tells us why

My name is Anna and I am a retired social worker living in Glastonbury. My church is Our Lady of Glastonbury where I have been singing in our rather special church choir for over thirty years.

I have been volunteering with CAFOD for about ten years. For me CAFOD represents our faith in action in the wider world and I have been inspired by what I have learned of its work with poor and vulnerable communities and also in recent years by such  initiatives as “Living Simply” in response to the climate crisis, which ask us to take responsibility and respond in our own lives as well as helping others through our giving.

Having watched the moving short film about Abdella , the idea of taking part in the “Walk for Water” during Lent appealed immediately. This was something I could do! I wasn’t being asked to run a marathon after all- definitely something I couldn’t do. And anyway haven’t I and my husband been walking a lot over the past year of Covid. Ok, we don’t go every day and not usually the 10,000 steps ( roughly five miles ), so it will be a challenge. But walking every day for about one and half hours is nothing compared to Abdella’s daily trek of ten hours.

I see the “Walk” as an opportunity to raise money to help end water poverty in the world  – ( aren’t we lucky here not to have to worry about this? ) – and also hope  to make the one and a half hours or so every day part of my personal Lenten journey – a chance to reflect and pray as I go, walking in solidarity with people like Abdella.

Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. 

https://walk.cafod.org.uk/