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Sisters of Charity (Halifax) – our carbon footprint

The Sisters of Charity of Halifax offer this reflection on Lightening Our Carbon Footprint “We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future” Earth Charter Preamble “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant...

Sister of Charity – Patron saint of scavenging

A recent article by Sharon Abercrombie in the NCR describes Sr. Paula Gonzalez, Sister of Charity of Cincinnati,  as a possible Patron saint of scavenging. The article begins... For Sr. Paula Gonzalez, SC 78, recycling is a spiritual practice. She views yard and...

Laudato Si’ invoked by CM Bishop

Bishop Benjamin Romarosa, C.M., of Madagascar speaks of caring for our common home and Laudato Si' in a strongly worded letter to his own government. Madagascar, one of the planet’s poorest countries, has become a new Eldorado of the large international mining...

World Day of Prayer for Creation – Vincentian prayer service

Thanks to Fr. Terrence J. Moran, Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. who sent the following prayer service based on Laudato Si' and includes quotes from the Vincentian/Charity tradition. The Vincentian Family World...
Praise Be || Laudato Si

Praise Be || Laudato Si

The long awaited papal encyclical on the interaction of humans and their environment was released today. It's prompting reflection and commentary everywhere. "This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and...

Pope’s encyclical to be on the environment

Pope’s encyclical to be on the environment

The Vatican, through the pope's press spokesman, announced that Pope Francis is working on his first encyclical, dealing with the environment. Not surprising that he chose this topic since it is a theme he has often broached. On March 16, 2013, Francis stated he chose...

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