In the Gospels, we hear the story of a lawyer who asked Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The lawyer responded, “ You shall love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and all your mind. The second commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus then said,
The Adorers of the Blood of Christ prayerfully and intentionally placed this cross and labyrinth in the path of a high-powered fossil fuel pipeline installed by Transco/Williams on our land in Lancaster County, PA. These symbols serve as tangible witness to our deeply held religious beliefs that “reverence the Earth as a sanctuary where all life is protected.” Today, knowing of our religious beliefs, and knowing that we are filing an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, Transco/Williams ordered their workers to remove these sacred symbols against our will and without our permission. We call on all people of faith to join us as we continue to boldly stand in resistance against the exploitation of our land for the monetary gain of Transco/Williams.
By Sister Sara Dwyer, ASC
For the second year in a row, Christians around the world are praying and acting on behalf of the planet to mark the Season of Creation, Sept. 1 to Oct. 4. The bookend days are the Day of Prayer for Creation and the feast of St. Francis. This year’s theme is “walking together.”
My community of Sisters, the U.S. Adorers, have been “walking together” in resistance and celebration for years, especially since the publication of our Land Ethic in 2005.
For several years now, we have been resisting the Atlantic Sunrise fracked gas pipeline being laid underneath our own farm property in Lancaster County,
The Adorers of the Blood of Christ take seriously our beliefs cited in our Land Ethic, which include honoring the sacredness of all creation and reverencing Earth as a sanctuary where all life is protected.
As an international community of religious women, we have witnessed to this Land Ethic by hosting an Earth Summit in Ruma, Illinois; resisting gold mining in Guatemala; and for the past three years, by standing in resistance to the plans of Transco/Williams’ to install and operate a massive fracked gas export pipeline on the very land we hold sacred in Lancaster County,
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 @ 9 a.m.
Outdoor Chapel at 3939 Laurel Run
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512
After three years of resistance to keep a climate-warming, fracked-gas pipeline off their land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ are entering an exciting new phase of their spirited struggle to affirm the sacredness of Creation.
Their plan is twofold: (1) to advance their legal challenge against the power of the gas industry; and, (2) to pursue a dream of offering an alternative to climate-warming fossil fuels.