As eco-justice begins to emerge as the most critical issue of our age, it is time for each of us to ask ourselves “What am I doing to bring hope and healing to Earth? What can I do? What will I do to help restore health to Earth, my home, the place where I live, move and have my being?”

The Sisters of Providence are taking steps to move toward achieving one of our goals: to provide hope and healing for Earth.

We invite you, our companions on the journey, to join us in this endeavor in any way that you feel called to participate. We recognize that to work for eco-justice is a very complicated issue. It is not easy to change our habits or to embrace the inconveniences of recycling, reusing or energy saving, etc. We may easily become discouraged and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problems and decide that there is nothing we can do.

At such times it may be encouraging to reflect on an old bit of advice: “It is better to light one candle than to simply sit and curse the darkness!” On the other hand we can take comfort in the wise words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, the Foundress of the Sisters of Providence: “We are not called to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.”