creation

  • Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    April 12, 2024

    As we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our planet in April, take a moment to reconnect with the very essence of Earth itself. Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden. This path meanders through 11 acres of woodland and Coldbrook Creek also flows through this corner of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Marywood Campus. Bronze […]

  • 2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    September 8, 2023

    Sustaining Creator God, Help us steward the resources for the use of all people. Bless us as we go forth from this place – to North, East, South, and West….. Preaching with our lives. Across the lands and waters of the world, Let Justice and Peace Flow Rippling through the Great Lakes region, Let Justice […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Cold Sunshine

    Creation Canticle ~ Cold Sunshine

    April 17, 2023

    Cold sunshine Be patient, trust Winds whip chilling arms Where, O where is Spring. Snowdrops White against white Life bursting through crusty covers Yearning for sun’s comfort Primrose Explode; Crimson, yellow, violet Brilliant amidst the melting snow. O Spring! ~ Sister Paula Mierle SJ     Creation Canticles: Reflections on the Natural World Pope Francis […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Wisdom of the Ages

    Creation Canticle ~ Wisdom of the Ages

    April 14, 2023

    Wisdom of the Ages Owl in the tree This is what I see. Scared bird – going extinct. Nocturnal prey, I say. Feathers for silent flight Able to see in the night. Hooked beak feeding her young A song of hoots to be sung What if I look in the tree And no owls do […]

  • Creation Canticle – Dear Moon

    Creation Canticle – Dear Moon

    April 11, 2023

    Dear Moon, I know you are there every night. Starting in the East and ending in the West. You light up my bedroom and are accompanied by stars. full of beauty and blessings. I stand in my huge window and converse with you, God. I’ve never had such a beautiful gift before. Just for me […]

  • Creation Canticles – Reflections on the Natural World

    Creation Canticles – Reflections on the Natural World

    April 3, 2023

    Introducing the Creation Canticles Pope Francis began the encyclical, “Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home” describing the human relationship with the earth through images from the hymn “Canticle of the Creatures” by St. Francis of Assisi. In this hymn, St. Francis invites all his brother and sister creatures—whether minerals, plants or animals—to praise […]

  • 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 […]