Planet vs. Plastics: Earth Day 2024

In 2024, Earth Day (22 April) has a theme of Planet vs. Plastics. In our sports orientated cultures, the “vs.” denotes an impending contest, a winner and a loser, vocal enthusiastic one-sided supporters, spectator involvement and a set of agreed rules. This Planet vs. Plastics fixture breaks the mold somewhat. The contest is for the […]

Cosmic Awareness (International Earth Day)

The Eco-Spirituality Team of the Sisters of Saint Joseph offer you this reflection page as you journey towards International Earth Day on 22 April and beyond, while you Nurture Evolutionary Consciousness. International Earth Day or otherwise known as International Mother Earth Day, was designated by the United National General Assembly through a resolution adopted in […]

The Legacy of Julian Tenison Woods and the Earth Charter

In every generation, voices of prophets remind us that God has charged humans with the care of our common home, Earth. The examples of our first peoples, and of individuals like Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart and the Medieval Women Mystics come to mind. In our day, too, we cite Pope Francis in his encyclical […]

Earth Hour 2022

Recently, I viewed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the great space science observatory now orbiting the sun about 1 million miles from the earth. This large telescope, about the size of a tennis court, continues the work of the Hubble Telescope, which for 25 years explored the farthest depths of the Universe. […]

Our Commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart working in collaboration with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lochinvar have committed to the ecological conversion envisioned in Laudato Si’ as the means to respond to the cry of Earth and the cry of people. By implementing a Laudato Si’ Action Plan (LSAP) they hope […]