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Keeping Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 4:54 am by

From the time of the first humans assessing where they were and who created them and their world, there has been an understanding that the Universe was created by the hand of a magnificent Creator.  Unfortunately, in centuries since then,  Continue Reading »

The gift of Earth: a prayer moment

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 4:35 am by

Challenges for the week to tend to the gift of Earth:
• Spend time in nature;
• Look out for life, human and other, in your little patch of the world;
• Live compassionately toward all God’s creatures; Continue reading

No time for despair: climate change reality

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:00 am by

So, why must we change? Drought, floods, fires, extreme weather, uninhabitable places, rising sea levels, species extinction, refugees, disease, food insecurity, inescapable heat … I could go on. Virtually nothing that we know about Earth is untouched by climate change. And no one. Continue reading

Earth Day: A Holy Day of Obligation

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Our fragile Earth IS HOLY Continue reading

Nature is a powerful healing source

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:12 am by

The notion of the healing power of nature is something I feel I have always been inherently aware of; however, hearing the quote from John Muir brought this idea to the surface of my thoughts and since then, I have found myself observing nature through this lens. Josh Price shares why he thinks White Violet Center is a magical place. Continue reading

Sister has life changing trip to Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 4:47 am by

Sister of Providence Joni Luna recently traveled from Indiana to stand with the Native Americans keeping vigil of sacred burial ground on the high plains of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota.
They call themselves water protectors not protestors, as they peacefully protest the North Dakota Access pipeline. Continue reading

Fall in love with these Mother Theodore quotes

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 5:05 am by

As we transition into the first days of autumn, I thought it would be fun to share seven of my favorite nature related quotes from Mother Theodore’s journals. Continue reading

Poem: Human Violence

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Tragic legacy
pervasive pattern repeating
itself through the ages
a rippling effect on relationship
at every level … Continue reading

Mercy to Earth

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Love, mercy and justice are central to the mission of the Sisters of Providence. The sisters have come to see that mission extending to all creation. As we focus on mercy in this issue of HOPE, several Sisters of Providence answer the question, “What is one way to show mercy to Earth?” Continue reading

Spirituality, justice, love of fresh food fuel Providence Associate’s sustainable lifestyle.

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm by

“Living sustainably has always been a way for me to live out my spiritual life. I feel it has helped me connect the way I live day in and day out, hour to hour to the meaning of my life.” Continue reading

Sustainability midst the bustle

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process. Continue reading

Cherishing creation

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.” Continue reading

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