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”:
Rebelling against genetically modified foods can happen in a variety of ways. Whether it involves speaking out at a corporate shareholders meeting, voting in favor of GMO labeling, writing articles for law journals, participating in parish informational potlucks, or grocery shopping for our families, each action can become “transient moments" of grace.
Eco Catholic: "These women are digging gardens and offsetting carbon. They're as well-versed in solar and geothermal technology as they are the Gospels of Luke and John."