8 February- International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.

Feast of St. Bakhita, Patroness of trafficked persons.

Together against Trafficking is this year’s motto, as we mark the 5th year when 8 February is recognised internationally as the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. On 8 February 2015, Pope Francis commended the dedication of this day, stating: ”Dear Brothers and Sisters, today, 8 February, is the feast of St. Josephine […]


When the song of the angels is stilled (Rev. Howard Thurman, 1899-1981).

Let the work of Christmas begin and let us begin it together!

”When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and the princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the […]


Noeline Blackwell, CEO Dublin Rape Crisis centre, addresses meeting of APT members, 10 December 2018.

APT members gathered at the Religious Sisters of Charity Congregation’s house in Donnybrook for the final meeting of the year were enthused and inspired by Noeline Blackwell, CEO, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, who addressed the meeting on Monday, 10 December last. Drawing upon her professional experiences as a human rights lawyer, an advocate for […]


Report from APT member Fr. Paul Walsh, sm, having attended event in Rome organised by the UISG to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

                  Discussions on combatting Human Trafficking.  (sponsored by the UK and Irish Embassies to the Holy See and Talitha Kum) -UISG, Rome, 3rd December 2018 The session was wonderfully organised and very well led from beginning to end. We started on time, and finished on time. It was […]