MARKING 50 YEARS OF TRÓCAIRE – ‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’  

Published on February 13, 2023

‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’

 On the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in 1973, the Irish Bishops wrote to the Christian people of Ireland establishing Trócaire.As we mark 50 years of Trócaire, we mark 50 years of perseverance, courage, participation, accountability and solidarity.

From supporting human rights defenders in Central America, to leading the relief effort in Vietnam following the war, to providing essential emergency assistance in the midst of crisis, Trócaire has been proud to work on behalf of the people of the island of Ireland in fighting injustice across the world.

We thank God for our supporters and partners who empower us to do this vital work. We pray that the next fifty years will see all the people of the world working together for a more just world, and that the fruits of this work will be clear to see.

Trócaire 50th Anniversary Prayer
We pray for God’s blessing on the work of Trócaire.
We pray that all people may continue to work together
for the respect of our shared human dignity
and shared human rights.
We thank God for the partners and generous supporters who have enabled Trócaire
to continue their work for over fifty years,
empowering communities to work together
for a just world.
We pray for peace and may that peace be mine and yours,
and with all people experiencing crises in our world.