Thursday 27 November 2014
AS Christmas approaches you can learn,
pray and act each day during Advent with Caritas Australia’s interactive
multimedia Advent calendar.
Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s
agency for international aid and development, is celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year.
Australia’s global education coordinator for resources and partnerships, Kate
Andréo, said the stories, videos and reflections featured in the 2014 Advent
calendar highlight this journey of solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable
communities, from our beginnings in 1964, to Onesta Carpene’s work in Cambodia
in the 1970s–90s, through Archbishop Oscar Romero’s work in Latin America in
the 1980s, to present-day programs supporting people like Pa Bros, who is part
of the Maryknoll Deaf Development Program, the only course of its kind for deaf
adults in Cambodia.