Our Lady of Lourdes
and St Peter Chanel
The Society of Mary is an international male religious congregation in the Catholic Church. It consists of priests and brothers who give their lives to the service of the gospel in the spirit of Mary, the first disciple of Jesus, by taking the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and by living in community. Together we witness to the life-giving activity of God in the human person as we work to create a better world.
Marists have a distinctive way of living
the gospel of Jesus. We are chosen by and choose Mary, Jesus'
mother, as our role model for living the Christian life. Hence
our ministry of service is characterized by a Marian, nurturing
and compassionate quality.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough consists of :
Website: The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world's hungry. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button. To date, more than 300 million visitors have given more than 500 million cups of staple food.
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CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962. CAFOD is a member of the Caritas International Federation, a worldwide network of Catholic relief and development organisations.
CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion.
CAFOD raises funds from the Catholic community in England and Wales, the UK government and the general public so that it can:
Website: The Marist Way (England)
The Marist Way enables those who wish to live the values of the Gospel as Mary did but whose vocation is to live in the world rather than in a religious community. It provides the support of a community through its own members and its relationship with the Marist religious.
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