We join the citizens of Lancaster County in opposing the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.

While awaiting the judge’s decision, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ welcome local residents to join them in prayer at the outdoor chapel located on their land, directly in the proposed path of the pipeline. The address is 3939 Laurel Run in Columbia, PA 17512.

The Sisters will hold evening prayers every Thursday at 7 PM, and morning prayers every Tuesday at 8 AM. Friends and supporters are welcome to join in these prayers to #StandWithTheSisters against corporate greed and environmental exploitation.

Additionally, Lancaster Against Pipelines will be hosting a public vigil at the chapel every Sunday at 6 PM for communal prayer, celebration, and song. Together—united in courage and conviction—let’s stop this pipeline.

Latest Update

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, U.S. Region, an order of Catholic sisters with regional offices in St. Louis, filed a complaint today, July 14, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking an injunction to stop a pipeline from running through their property in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Reflection

When the Adorers established a presence here in Columbia in the 1920s, working the land was part of their daily existence. The courageous and committed women on whose shoulders we stand today would not have survived were it not for the gift and the bounty of this land.

Lancaster Against Pipelines

Lancaster Against Pipelines was founded in 2014 by a group of Lancaster County residents who were unwilling to believe Williams corporation’s insistence that the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline would benefit their community.

We seek to 
  • Honor the sacredness of creation
  • Reverence Earth as a sanctuary where all life is protected
  • Treasure land as a gift of beauty and sustenance and legacy for future generations.

Our Land Ethic

Whereas, we Adorers of the Blood of Christ believe creation is a revelation of God, we proclaim that:

As Adorers, we honor the sacredness of all creation; we cultivate a mystical consciousness that connects us to the Holy in all of life.

As women, we celebrate the rhythms of creation; with Mother Earth we live the  Paschal Mystery of life, death and new life and, with others, preserve and nurture creation.

As students of Earth, we listen intently to Earth’s wisdom; we respect our interconnectedness and oneness with creation and learn what Earth needs to support life.

As prophets, we reverence Earth as a sanctuary where all life is protected; we strive to establish justice and right relationships so that all creation might thrive.

As leaders, we know our choices impact our interdependent Earth community; we initiate broad-based participation to make decisions focused on our common good.

As advocates of Earth, we choose simple lifestyles that avoid excessive or harmful use of natural resources; we work in solidarity with all creation for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

As companions with creation, we enjoy and share its bounty gently and reverently; we seek collaborators to help implement land use policies and practices that are in harmony with our bioregions and ecosystems.

As co-creators, we participate in God’s dream for Earth; we offer new visions and vistas that expand consciousness and encourage creative expression.

As ASC community, we treasure land as a gift of beauty and sustenance; we see it as a legacy for future generations.