Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021 – This Lent is different
The annual Trócaire Lenten appeal has been running for nearly 50 years and while this Lent is different the call to charity remains
The annual Trócaire Lenten appeal has been running for nearly 50 years and while this Lent is different the call to charity remains
Caoimhe de Barra shares her reflections on the 2021 Trócaire Lenten appeal which highlights the impact of conflict on people's lives in South Sudan
On 7th December 2018 Br Kevin Crowley received the 4th Oireachtas Human Dignity Award for ‘50 years of heroism' from the Ceann Comhairle.
Colm Hogan, Julie Kavanagh and Siobhan Tighe discuss their recent visit to Matome, Sierra Leone where families are recovering from a devastating mudslide.
John Newton introduces this global report on Christians oppressed for their Faith and speaks about the Red Wednesday initiative on 22nd Nov 2017.
Hannah Evans from Trócaire explains how this award helps families learn about the lives of other families around the world ahead of WMOF2018.
Learn about the saintly virtues of Oscar Romero, his enduring homilies and his heroic defence of the poor along with the progress of the cause for his canonisation.
A short animation explaining the life, martyrdom and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust.
In honour of third anniversary of Fr Frans who lived and worked in Syria for fifty years and was killed in Homs on 7th April 2014.
The family pictured on this year’s Trócaire box are from a village in Honduras that faces regular flooding from storms and rising sea levels.
Dr John Newton discusses the Ashers bakery case in the context of the Religious Freedom in the World report 2016 produced by Aid to the Church in Need.
Full address by Dr John Newton at the recent launch in Newry of this major international study by Aid to the Church in Need.
Interview with Bishop John McAreavey and Dr John Newton (ACN UK) at recent launch in Newry of this major report by Aid to the Church in Need
Bishop Denis Nulty (Kildare & Leighlin Diocese) gives us a first-hand account of his recent visit to various Trocaire projects in Zimbabwe.
This half hour documentary features climate change activists in Malawi and Malawian farmers affected by the food crisis and some of the leaders of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Fr Mourad Abou Seif SJ talks about how people of all faiths have come together in Aleppo to work with displaced people in Syria.
Steve Killelea discusses the Global Peace Index, the cost of violence around the world and what can help create and sustain more peaceful societies.
Peter Sutherland delivered the 2016 Trócaire Lecture titled 'Migration - the moral challenge of our time' in Maynooth on 19th May 2016.
Generation Hope tells the stories of some of the young people who, having enjoyed Mary’s Meals as children, are now part of a new generation beginning to build a brighter future.
On the eve of the 2016 Election, Fr Peter McVerry discusses the growing homelessness crisis and the lack of effective social policy to keep people in their homes.
Emmet Sheerin discusses the 'Vote Joseph Bloggs' video that Trocaire has released to help highlight climate justice as an election issue.
Fr Ziad Hilal SJ who was living with Fr Frans van der Lugt S.J up to the time of his murder in Homs in 2014 discusses the on-going suffering of the Syrian people.
The Dublin team arrived to lend many hands to help pack 3,000 Christmas packages for the poor and homeless of Dublin this Christmas. Br Kevin extends his thanks to all donors and volunteers for their kindness.
Lorna Gold from Trocaire reviews the progress to date of the UN summit in Paris which is seeking a New Global Climate Agreement - including a review of the Irish contribution.
We talk to Niall Barry, the CEO of Team Hope about the Shoebox appeal 2015 as well hearing from two volunteers in one of the collection centres.
Niall Barry, the CEO of Team Hope, explains that he hopes that 200,000 deprived children will receive a shoebox gift this year.
This episode features interviews with Lino Rulli, John Newton (ACN UK), Congressman Chris Smith and a pro-Life panel discussion.
Eamon Meehan and Lorna Gold recently discuss the new development agenda of the UN that is intended to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
In this Trocaire film produced by iCatholic, pilgrims to the Holy Land are encouraged to connect with the 'living stones' and the work of peace building.
In this video we hear about why the Jesuits decided to establish a farm school in Rumbek, South Sudan in 2010.
The recent history of South Sudan has been war and turmoil. We hear about the contribution of Loyola Wau which re-opened in 2006 after 22 years.
Fr Ciarán O'Nualláin OFM shares the powerful testimonies of parish catechists killed during the civil war in El Salvador along with his own experiences.
Bríd Dunne and colleagues look at Development Education from an Ignatian perspective and how it fits in with the model of Jesuit Education.
Students and staff of Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu, Northern Uganda discuss key issues for people after 20 years of war.
The staff of Abay Mado, the first Jesuit school in Ethiopia, discuss the development of the school and building for the future.
Address by Eamon Meehan, Director of Trócaire at launch of a Study Guide to the recent encyclical by Pope Francis on the care of our common home.
The Jesuit Refugee Service in South Sudan is investing in teacher training and education to help foster a new generation of peace builders.
Amy Colgan speaking at the recent 'Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice from Evidence to Action' conference in Maynooth.
This Trócaire video highlights the lack of accountability for the loss of life, including hundreds of children, in Gaza last year and the struggle to rebuild.
Sean Farrell from Trocaire gives a recap of the first day at the recent Climate Justice Conference held in Maynooth.
A Trócaire video highlighting the fact that Ireland broke its promise to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid.
Wendy is joined by an expert panel to discuss this great work by Pope Francis on care of our common home. (Part 1 of 2)
In the second part of our two part special, our panel of climate justice experts look at what action should follow on from on Laudato Si.
Fr Robert McCabe shares a reflection on the Encyclical from Pope Francis on care for our common home.
Learn about the relief work undertaken by the Salesians in Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake via Don Bosco schools
Bishop Oliver Doeme reflects on the theme of forgiveness in the context of attacks by Islamic extremists Boko Haram.
Founded in 2005, APT is a faith-based group whose members belong to religious congregations or missionary societies.
Conor O'Loughlin of Trócaire reports from a district in Nepal where 80% of houses are damaged or destroyed. Trócaire is aiming to reach 175,000 people with support.
Sally O'Neill recalls her encounters with Archbishop Romero and how Trócaire helped fund his work for justice and his famous radio broadcasting.
An in-depth discussion about this year's Lenten campaign and why Trócaire is highlighting the need for climate justice.
10 minute edit of Cardinal Turkson's lecture - “Integral ecology and the horizon of hope: concern for the poor and for creation in the ministry of Pope Francis”
Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered the Annual St. Brigid’s Lecture in the Diocese of Down & Connor on 4th March 2015.
Lorna Gold gives the formal response to the 2015 Trócaire Lenten Lecture by Cardinal Peter Turkson on Integral ecology.
Cardinal Peter Turkson shares some thoughts on Trócaire's work on climate justice and how care of the earth has a spiritual value for Christians.
Watch back the 30 min livestream by Trócaire for primary schools on the 2015 Lenten campaign and the issue of climate justice.
Mahlet (13) is the girl on this year's Trócaire Box. Learn how Trocaire is working to help her community adapt to climate change.
A 30 min documentary from Trócaire which includes contributions from Ireland’s leading environmental scientists, writers and activists.
The Trócaire TV AD for Lent 2015 shows the struggle for Mahlet's family and community to adapt to climate change.
Find out about this app which allows you design and customise your own virtual Trócaire box and share online.
What is climate change and why is it happening? Join CJ the bee to find out in this schools video from Trócaire.
This video uses a Prezi slideshow to explain how Mahlet's community in Northern Ethiopia are struggling with climate change.
Climate change is the greatest injustice of our time. People in the developing world, who are doing least to cause climate change, are suffering the most because of it.
Lydia McCarthy interviews the Letterkenny winners of the 2014 Trocaire poster competition. Their poster is now in every Primary school in the country.
Lydia McCarthy from Trócaire conducts a workshop on climate justice for the pupils of Illistrin National School in Letterkenny
Trocaire volunteer Jim Farrell shares his memories of his memories of his recent trip to Ethiopia to witness first-hand the work that this year’s Trocaire box is funding.
Fr Derek Leonard from Limerick Diocese shares his memories of his recent trip to Ethiopia to witness first-hand the work that this year's Trocaire box is funding.
Stephen Kutessa from JRS Uganda explains the range of supports in their urban refugee programme based in Kampala.
Brid Dunne from the Irish Jesuit Mission Office gives an overview of some key ideas within Development Education.
Garry Walsh from Trócaire discusses the plight of modern day Bethlehem and an upcoming Trócaire resource for pilgrims to the Holy Land.
John-Mark McCafferty shares some insights into the work of the SVP at Christmas and praises the work of their volunteers and the generosity of their donors.
Br Kevin Crowley was the founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in 1969. Here he recounts the increased demand for their services for the poor in recent years.
Survivors tells the powerful stories of two women who have survived domestic violence in Nicaragua and how Trocaire is helping...
Your gift of a school kit will help Trócaire’s work to ensure children enjoy the basic human right of an education.
Talk by Trócaire Executive Director Éamonn Meehan at Conference hosted by The Irish Catholic and sponsored by Trócaire on 4th Oct 2014.
All of Trócaire's work, in Ireland as well as overseas, is informed by Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Watch this 3 min intro to CST.
Part two of the presentation on Responding to Global Justice Issues Mercy at the United Nations given on last day of the MIA 20 celebrations.
The presentation by Dr Aedin McLoughlin was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.
The presentation given by Fr Sean McDonagh SCC was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.
The presentation given by Carmel Bracken RSM was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.
Trócaire Director Éamonn Meehan invites all attending the Ploughing to visit stand 372 where Kildare & Leighlin Diocese is hosting Trócaire.
Learn about the impact and difference your support has made in the countries where Trócaire works, as well as the great achievements of their supporters in Ireland.
All parishes in Kildare & Leighlin are invited to participate in an Action for Justice where non-perishable food items or monetary contributions can be donated for local food kitchens.
Monsignor John Byrne interviews a young lady who relays how asylum seekers cannot access 3rd levels grants and so further their education.
This summer Trócaire brought a barstool into Dublin city centre and asked people for their thoughts on climate change.
Trócaire is appealing for your support for their efforts to deliver emergency aid to Gaza and their work towards a just peace in the region.
'Maria' tells her incredible story, how she suffered at the hands of vicious drug gangs in Medellín and how Trocaire has assisted her and women like her.
An overview of the three key recommendations in the SVP pre budget submission 2015 entitled 'Planning for the Right Kind of Recovery'
Housing provision and energy costs are two key concerns in the SVP submission entitled 'Planning for the Right Kind of Recovery'.
John-Mark McCafferty, the SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, provides an overview of the aims of SVP and its services which includes hostels and shops.
John-Mark McCafferty, the SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, explains the activity and structure of the SVP at the local level and about volunteering.
Fr Seán Healy SMA discusses a recent policy paper from Social Justice Ireland on Poverty and Income Distribution.
Small farmers have been caught in the middle of Colombia's civil war for decades. Today, they are beginning to speak up. Video by Trocaire.
Fr Seán Healy SMA is interviewed by Wendy Grace about the mission and activities of Social Justice Ireland which includes social analysis and policy development.
Our Education programme in Gedo, Somalia is running since 2011 from money from an Emergency Appeal. Funds are fast depleting so we urgently need to raise €500,000 for 15 schools.
Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual's unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda.
Young Social Innovator (YSI) students from St Mary's Secondary School in Mallow give a presentation on their S.T.O.P. trafficking campaign.
Young Social Innovator (YSI) students from St Mary's Secondary School perform their short drama piece highlighting their S.T.O.P. trafficking campaign.
A presentation of the work of Don Bosco Teenage Care Services in Dublin which has been on-going since 1978 helping deprived teenagers.
Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, describes meeting Enestina, the young girl on the 2014 Trócaire box in Malawi.
In this extract from the 2014 Trócaire Lenten Lecture, Fr Orobator asserts that access to fresh water is a universal and inalienable human right.
See full lecture delivered by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ in which he highlighted that water needs to understood not as a commodity but part of the common good.
On Wednesday 12th March Fr Peter mcVerry SJ spoke at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena on 'Shelter the homeless'.
Watch back this half hour programme for Primary Schools introducing the 2014 Lenten campaign.
Worldwide, 783 million people do not have access to clean, safe water. This year's Trócaire Lent Campaign is about the global water crisis.
The 2013 winners explain the meaning behind their poster which is on display now in all our schools during Lent 2014. Find out how to enter this year.
Watch and learn about the daily routine of Enestina from Malawi who is featured on the 2014 Trócaire box - for junior primary students.
A panel discussion on the Social Teaching of Pope Francis, especially as presented in Evangelii Gaudium.
Fr Donal Dorr introduces the work of Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) and highlights how Pope Francis has spoken out on this issue.
Bishop Nulty urges pilgrim groups to connect with the local church - the living stones - while in the Holy Land.
Two of the winners in the children's category in the 2013 Trocaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition
Bishop Raymond Field, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Chairman of the Bishops' Council for Immigrants reflects on this year's message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Donal Dorr, author of a major study of Catholic Social Teaching, discusses Evangelii Gaudium from Pope Francis and how the Good News is proclaimed to the poor.
Your gift of water is, quite simply, the gift of life. Your thoughtful gift will fund water projects in the world’s poorest places.
Your thoughtful gift of safe motherhood will provide essential training for midwives to safely deliver babies and deal with emergency situations in Somalia.
Your thoughtful gift of legal aid will help in the search for family members lost during the war. It will also support the gathering of evidence to prosecute war criminals.
Your thoughtful gift will provide a secure, dry home and provide proper roofing materials for people who can’t afford repair costs.
Your thoughtful gift will help these very special and loving grandparents provide a secure and happy environment for their grandchildren.
Your thoughtful gift of a goat can do much more than provide food and an income for a family in need.
Your thoughtful gift is a gift of identity, recognition and proof of date and place of birth.
Your thoughtful gift of chicks will provide eggs, a daily source of nutrition. They can be sold in local markets too, providing a helpful source of income.
Éamonn Meehan first joined Trócaire staff in 1991. In 2002, Éamonn was appointed Deputy Director and Head of Trócaire’s Ireland Division.
Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire Director,explains that the National Church Collection on 16/17th Nov is now to be shared between Syria and Philippines.
Fr John Harris OP talks to the Sacristan in his community who explains how the people of his homeland in the Philippines are in desperate need of aid.
Aidan Gillen travels to Guatemala with Trócaire where he learns how European demand for biofuels is resulting in land grabs, higher food prices and hunger.
This programme has been designed by Trócaire to help students to undertake actions to raise awareness of human rights issues in the developing world.
Kate - JustFaith interview. JustFaith is a programme for young adults devised by Trócaire, in cooperation with the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism in the Archdiocese of Dublin, for use in parishes and other local pastoral contexts.
JustFaith is a programme for young adults devised by Trócaire, in cooperation with the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism in the Archdiocese of Dublin, for use in parishes and other local pastoral contexts.
John Smith, Trócaire Campaigns Coordinator, explains how those following the JustFaith programme can take action via the Trócaire Up to US campaign
Hannah Evans, a Trócaire Church officer, on the Christian view of creation and explains how people can take action on the issue of climate change through their local church.
Joanne McGarry, Campaigns Officer with Trocaire, explains how climate change is undermining past progress in the developing world and the need for urgent action.
Hannah Evans explains how Trócaire is involved with 17 Irish pilgrims attending World Youth 2013 in Brazil and the link with their JustFaith programme.
A powerful learning exercise for students about global wages. Pamoja Kwa Haki meaning ‘Together for Rights’ in Swahili is Trócaire’s long term human rights programme in post primary schools.
Trish Groves from Trócaire speaking at the 2013 Poetry Competition awards ceremony highlights the power of words in the work for justice.
Watch a perfomance of the poem - Get Married My Daughter - from Zimbabwe at the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards.
Watch the performance of five poems from Zimbabwe at the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards.
Professor John Sweeney, a leading expert on climate change, challenges this generation of young people not to repeat the mistakes of his generation in caring for the earth.
Joanne Joyce introduces the work of the ICPO which is currently the only organisation working on behalf of Irish prisoners overseas and their families.
Rosemary Heenan, Horn & East Africa Regional Manager, looks back at the history of Trócaire's work in Somalia.
Jestina Mukoko, Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), addresses the recent staff celebration in Maynooth for Trócaire’s 40th anniversary.
Mary Sweeney shares some powerful memories of her field work for Trócaire in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.
Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, sums up what he sees as the conclusions from Trócaire's 40th anniversary conference.
Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, addresses the recent staff celebration in Maynooth for Trócaire’s 40th anniversary.
Dr. Racheal Raykumari explains how partnership with Trócaire has helped to advance local projects in Odisha, India.
Justin Killcullen pays tribute to the partners - the network of professional locally-based organisations - with which Trócaire work in the developing world.
Justin Kilcullen, Executive Director of Trócaire, addresses the recent staff celebration in Maynooth for Trócaire’s 40th annversary.
The full address given by Dr. Racheal Raykumari, Executive Secretary of WORD, Odisha India, at the recent staff celebration in Maynooth for Trócaire's 40th annversary.
Clare O'Reilly reads her poem - History of the World - at a special Trócaire staff gathering in Maynooth as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations
Hannah Evans and Fr Padraig Shelley discuss two Trócaire programmes designed to help people engage with Justice principles and to develop a direct connection with a community in a developing country.
Brother Philip Pinto cfc reflects on the biblical significance of the number 40 on the occasion of Trócaire’s 40th anniversary. Full 45 minute recording also available.
The concluding remarks of the lecture delivered by Brother Philip Pinto cfc on the occasion of Trócaire’s 40th anniversary. Full 45 minute recording also available.
Watch the full 45 minute lecture delivered by Brother Philip Pinto cfc - Who is my neighbour? Building a 'civilisation of love' in an unequal world
Trocaire's 2013 Lent TV ad thanks our supporters for helping to transform and empower an impoverished community in Odisha, India.
Watch and learn about community life and the Paraja people in Odisha, India where Trócaire works.
Watch and learn about Ambika Paraja's daily routine and life in her community in Odisha, India where Trócaire works.
Watch and learn about Ambika Paraja's daily routine and life in her community in Odisha, India (Trócaire)
Trocaire's 40th anniversary Lent campaign focuses on a community in Odisha, India. With Trócaire's help it has worked to gain support from the government to build a road, a school and to ensure families have clean drinking water.
A reflection by Fr Padraig Shelley after his recent visit to the community of Jhilligoan in India which is the focus of this year's Lenten campaign.
A short film on the governance and human rights work of the Fatima Institute in Sierra Leone.
Edesi Flyton talks about the impact the gift of a goat had on her family. Find out how you buy a gift of change this Christmas.
The Trócaire workshop at IEC2012 featured inputs from Trócaire partners and a reflection from Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga President of Caritas Internationalis.
Nalule Cissy Kagimu from the Ugandan Bishops Conference attended IEC2012 as a guest of Trócaire. She discusses a Domestic Violence prevention programme which Trócaire and the Bishops Conference has developed.
Flora Aling works for one of Trócaire’s partner organisations - YOMU - in Northern Uganda which was the focus the 2012 Trócaire Lenten campaign. Flora was a speaker at Trócaire’s workshop at IEC2012.
Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trocaire, discusses the Trocaire workshop at IE2012 and the on-going work of justice.
Emmanuel, 15, from Barlonyo, northern Uganda is the face of this year’s Give it up for Trócaire campaign. Watch this short video about his life.
Trócaire seeks to address the root causes of poverty facing northern Ugandans. One of these causes is a lack of investment in agriculture and support for small-scale farmers. Ask your government representative to support farmers like Daniel's parents, Joel and Betty.
Hannah Evans, Church Officer for Trócaire, introduces us to the young boy from Uganda, Daniel Okweng, who is featured on this year's Trócaire box and his parents Joel and Betty.
Daniel Okweng (9) from Uganda is the young boy on the 2012 Trocaire box. This video for schools features Daniel's mother, Betty, talking about Daniel.
Daniel Okweng (9) from Uganda is the young boy on the 2012 Trocaire box. This video for schools introduces us to daily life in Daniel's village.
Daniel Okweng (9) from Uganda is the young boy on the 2012 Trócaire box. This video for schools introduces us to Daniel.
Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trócaire, highlights the importance of helping communities rebuild after conflict. Together with Archbishop Odama from Uganda, he thanks the Irish people for their on-going generosity to and solidarity with the world's poor.
Bishop Joseph Franzelli on how Trócaire works with local people to help them address the needs of their communities. Bishop Franzelli (Lira Diocese) is the local Bishop of the area featured on this year's Trócaire box.
In this video from the Lira region in Northern Uganda, we see and hear about the value of the Solar Lamp, one of Trócaire's recent Global gifts.