And Jesus said, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
St Vincent's 'Big Fish Day' for CAFOD
“Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."
– Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017
Lent Appeal 2017: Florence and the little fish
Florence is 41 and lives in northern Zambia. When her husband died in a mining accident, she struggled to make a living.
Thanks to donations like yours, CAFOD's partner in the area, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, gave Florence tiny fish - the size of your thumb. They also taught her to build fish ponds and care for the growing fishes – providing a way for her to help herself and her family.
“I thought, ‘I’m determined to do this,’” says Florence. “When I came back from the training, I wanted to help my neighbours as they had helped me in the past. I thought if they were empowered, they would benefit too.”
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Matthew 5: 14-15
"Whatsover you do for the least of my brothers, you do it for me."
Matthew 25: 40 - 45
"And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”