Care of Earth

  • Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    January 24, 2022

    “Our Common Home & One Human Family” video series offers thoughtful exploration of some of the basic themes, principles, and values expressed in the book Laudato Si’© (On the Care of Our Common Home). “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education […]

  • Reflections on Laudato Si’, the Encyclical by Pope Francis

    Reflections on Laudato Si’, the Encyclical by Pope Francis

    September 28, 2021

    Laudato Si’ – Encyclical on Ecology and Care for God’s Creation September 2015 “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord.” These are the words Pope Francis used to open his encyclical on ecology and care for God’s creation. These words are originally from the first line of Saint Francis of Assisi’s […]

  • Creation Care as an Act of Radical Hospitality, Season of Creation 2021

    Creation Care as an Act of Radical Hospitality, Season of Creation 2021

    September 1, 2021

    Today, September 1, begins the Season of Creation, a month-long ecumenical call to practice creation care as an act of radical hospitality, safeguarding a place for all creatures, human and more human, in our common home. Today is the World Day of Prayer for Creation, a “feast day” established by Pope Francis in 2015 to […]

  • Earth Day 2021

    Earth Day 2021

    April 23, 2021

    “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? This question not only concerns the environment in isolation; the issue cannot be approached piecemeal. When we ask ourselves what kind of world we want to leave behind, we think in the first […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Ann Mason, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Ann Mason, OP

    August 30, 2019

    Growing up on a farm, Sister Ann Mason learned to love and care for the Earth, especially by reducing and reusing materials. “We didn’t call it recycling; you just reused everything.” It’s no surprise that this consciousness for stewarding Earth’s resources remains engrained in many aspects of Sister Ann’s daily life. She actively cared for […]

  • Learning & Service Opportunity in Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    Learning & Service Opportunity in Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    August 5, 2019

    Spending time caring for our Earth teaches us not only about cycles of nature, but also about the peace to be found in all of nature’s goodness. Volunteers in the Prairie Habitat at Marywood, experienced or not, are welcome to join us for any of our August times, even with other groups present. In the […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    May 3, 2019

    “I delight in proclaiming scripture, a gift that God has given me,” says Sister Tereska Wozniak, OP, 60 years a vowed Dominican Sister and member of the Order of Preachers. As she considers her life of  ministry, she is also grateful for the prophetic role of Catholic Sisters around the world. “As prophets, we are […]

  • April is Earth Month… God’s Green Earth is Calling Out to Us All

    April is Earth Month… God’s Green Earth is Calling Out to Us All

    April 1, 2019

    The Catholic Climate Covenant invites communities of faith to engage in the efforts of eco-justice thought this month of April. Grounded in scripture, Catholic social teaching, and Laudato Si, this year’s Earth Day and Earth Month program will help mobilize the Catholic community to take urgent action to protect all of God’s creation. This year […]

  • Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    April 20, 2018

    Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colours. ~ Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi   Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas […]

  • Aquinas College and Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Gather for Earth Day 2018

    Aquinas College and Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Gather for Earth Day 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas College and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids come together to steward Earth and our common homes in Grand Rapids. In celebration of Earth Day and the Dominican pillars of community and service, the Aquinas College […]