Project Compassion

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Project Compassion

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.


2017 Theme: “Love your neighbour”.

In 2017, Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives.

The six stories we share with you for the six weeks of Lent reveal some of the ways lives can be transformed when we follow Jesus’ instruction to “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matt. 22:39).

We are sharing stories from people in Philippines, Timor Leste, Indigenous Australia, Vietnam, and Fiji. Their stories humble and inspire us, and show how your contributions to Project Compassion help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Each year, Project Compassion runs during Lent, the six weeks leading up to Easter. Starting on Wednesday 1st March (Ash Wednesday) 2017, we are asking people across Australia to help us raise money and offer hope to the millions of families who fight for justice, peace and survival every single day.

Introduction to Project Compassion 2017

Learn about the six feature people you'll meet through Project Compassion 2017.

To live as true children of God means to love our neighbour and to be close to those who are lonely and in difficulty.”
Pope Francis
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