Justice, Peace, & Care of Earth

  • A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

    A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

    May 30, 2023

    God of Mercy, You Have Shown Us A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence Suggested melody: “God of Day and God of Darkness” God of mercy, you have shown us ways of living that are good: Work for justice, treasure kindness, humbly journey with your God.” Yet your people here are grieving, hurt by weapons that destroy. […]

  • Introducing: Interlocking Goals Laudato Si’ Video Series

    Introducing: Interlocking Goals Laudato Si’ Video Series

    May 23, 2023

    “I am passionate about sharing transformative study and reflection opportunities with people who are interested in and concerned about the health of our planet and people,” says Sr. Mary Catherine. “Today, during Laudato Si’ Celebration Week, I’m introducing a new video series about the seven closely related goals of the Laudato Si Action Platform.” Seven […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    May 19, 2023

    Affinity Feathers, fur, hooves and spurs, paws, petals, ponds and fins We are all in… Beautiful dance Sway in the breeze Chirp in the trees When we are in sync the way we were meant to be Together connected Since the days of creation When God Said it was good! Entrusted to care For Water, […]

  • Bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Urging G7 Leaders to Take Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament

    Bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Urging G7 Leaders to Take Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament

    May 18, 2023

    The 49th G7 summit will be held from May 19 to 21, 2023 in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids pray that the G7 leaders respond to this united plea for nuclear disarmament and peaceful alternatives. We share the statements below to inform and remind people of the very real threat […]

  • A Contemplative Guide to Laudato Si’ Week 2023

    A Contemplative Guide to Laudato Si’ Week 2023

    May 17, 2023

    Hope for the Earth. Hope for Humanity A Contemplative Guide to Laudato Si’ Week 2023 Please join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in this contemplative experience from May 21-28, 2023. Thank you to the Office of Peace, Justice, and the Integrity of Creation, Sisters of Charity of New York and the Office of Peace, […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: Earth/Soil

    Celebrate and Reflect: Earth/Soil

    May 15, 2023

    It is known by many names: humus/Adam – soil – ground – earth.And it is referenced often in the Bible. ( Gen. 9:20) Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. (Ex: 34:26) You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: FIRE

    Celebrate and Reflect: FIRE

    May 4, 2023

    FIRE Enkindle within us the fire of your love. Acts 2:3 — Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks and to fill them with his life and power. Isaiah 64:8 — Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: WATER

    Celebrate and Reflect: WATER

    May 4, 2023

    WATER For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.” Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them […]

  • Celebration & Reflection of Earth’s Elements — AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH

    Celebration & Reflection of Earth’s Elements — AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH

    May 4, 2023

    During a month of celebration from EARTH DAY (April 22) to the Anniversary of Laudato Si’ (May 28), we have entered into a month of contemplation on the traditional elements of creation: AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH (soil). Join us in reflection on these, the elements. Set aside some time to reflect and be united in […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Bear Heart’s Prayer of Praise, Lamentation, and Hope

    Creation Canticle ~ Bear Heart’s Prayer of Praise, Lamentation, and Hope

    April 24, 2023

    Bear Heart’s Prayer of Praise, Lamentation, and Hope Majestic Forest, Peace, Tranquility and Beauty Diversity and Oneness; We all belong We call this Mountain our Land, our Home We praise and thank you, Creator God. Timber, Timber, Timber, they shout Profit, Profit, Profit, all is free Greed, Greed, Greed, take all, no one is responsible […]