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CAFOD Assemblies and the Big Lent Walk 2024

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CAFOD Assemblies and the Big Lent Walk 2024

Caroline O'Neill a volunteer with CAFOD and an retired member of the PTE staff, came to Notre Dame this week to lead our assemblies. The theme was how CAFOD lived out Catholic Social Teaching in its work, that the virtue of hope transforms despair, feeds love and fuels their work. As Pope Francis said 'All it takes is one good person to restore hope'. She explained that Catholic Social Teaching gives a moral compass for us to decide how to live. By applying the four main pillars of CST - Dignity of the Human Person, Solidarity, the Common Good, and Subsidiarity, to the work of CAFOD, she illustrated how respecting others, standing with them helped everyone. The final case study of the fishermen of West Point, Liberia showed this in action.

The college, through supporting The Big Lent Walk and its own copper and silver collection, hope to be able to purchase some vital equipment.

Students generously donated their spare change to a bucket collection at the end of the assembly while the music of Bob Marley - One Love was played with the message 'Let's get together and it will be alright'.

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