Earth Day

Earth Day Haiku

We believe Earth Day is everyday. Though the festivities of this week are behind us, one of our Adorer Associates Sue Scott Dolan shares three reflections on the earth in haiku form.

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plants lull on the sill

reviving to Mozart’s airs

sacred life restored

 

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stately soundless trees

nurturing plants by root grid

silently sustain

 

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plant mysteries thrill

scientists note brainpower

God’s beaming design

 

Earth Day: Adorers Reflect

The earth is a way God is experienced and caring for the earth is an issue of justice. In honor of Earth Day, several Adorers contemplate the way the earth intersects with their lives and spirituality.

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Reflections on “Land Ethic”
Written by Sr. Alan Wurth, ASC

Oh land once soft and free

You cry in your prison of asphalt and concrete!

We build high for growth and progress –

rigid and unbending.

Earth Day: Prayer

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by Sr. Sara Dwyer, ASC

On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.
– Pope Francis

Water and blood are basic symbols of our spirituality as Catholic Christians and Adorers. They are symbols reflective of a sacramental understanding of our journey on earth as disciples of the Risen Christ. Water and blood give and sustain life in each of us. Both ‘water and blood,’ wash us clean!

On this Earth Day, we listen,