“Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.”
– Pope Francis, Laudato Si’,91
In this day, the concern for the care of creation has reached serious proportions.
Creation is a beautiful gift from God and is meant to be enjoyed and used appropriately for our needs. We take time to be grateful for all the wonders of our planet: the majestic mountains, the beauty of the plains, the teaming of life in the seas, the stateliness of trees and the glamour of flowers.
We recognize that our planet is being diminished because of our lack of respect for the use of resources and the unfair distribution of the wealth from these resources.
How we reduce, reuse and recycle has implications for the sustainability of our resources. Through our various programs we address our concerns for the environment. We teach gardening and proper care of our Earth. Inspired by St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology, we develop and promote a spirituality and theology of ecology. We advocate for an awareness of the violations of human rights when land is being acquired without adequate consideration of the common good.
Every month a circle of Wheaton Franciscans gathers to sit in silence as we meditate together. Through this simple act of faith, our intention is to bless the world that we may all be instruments of peace, transformation, hope, and healing. To join the monthly email reminder list or if you have any questions, email Sr. Diane Przyborowski at email@example.com.
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West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition Presents Peace Activist, Author, Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kathy Kelly. Join us on Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Lombard Mennonite Church. Click here for more information.
June 5—World Environment Day Celebrated in 100 countries, the UN’s World Environment Day calls all citizens of the world to raise awareness about the care of Earth. Further, it is a day to foster action to protect the environment. Earth is our mother. She sustains and protects us and all life on our planet. This [...]