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.




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.


Oh, land, the plants you bring forth

are strong yet yielding.


The buildings crumble,

the roads break down—

                   all is trash!


The trees, the grasses

-food and shelter-

that renew the air,

hold fast the earth,

decay and become new again.


Oh, land, you cry,

“undo my shackles.”




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