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Miriam MacGillis

Integral ecology themes in 'Laudato Si'' resonate with 'green' sisters


At the conclusion of, in his own words, “this lengthy reflection,” Pope Francis proposes in the final pages of “Laudato Si’, on Care for our Common Home” two prayers for the earth community. Both have taken a powerful hold on Notre Dame School Sr. Kathleen Storms’ heart.

“Wouldn’t it be interesting, if we used these prayers as a Creed?” she said.

A dip into those last pages of the 184-page environmental encyclical reveals the deep allure and poignancy of Francis’ words in “A prayer for our earth”:


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October 21-November 3, 2016

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