Sustainability: “Meeting our present needs without jeopardizing the needs of future generations.”
The Sisters of Saint Joseph are committed to fostering opportunities to reflect, practice and celebrate the truth that all is sacred. By integrating artistic expression with holistic spirituality, the SSJ Earth Center hopes to model ways of living in harmony with all of creation.
Encyclical on the Environment
Central to Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’, is his call for a universal “culture of encounter,” or dialogue. Dialogue between science and religion, between the market economy and true human fulfillment, between the overdeveloped North and suffering communities in the South, is essential to “caring for our common home.” Let us pray for conversion to such a dialogical spirituality, even as we live it out by buying less and demanding limits to greenhouse gas emissions from our government.
- Laudato Si (Praised Be) Presentation for Children (PDF)
- Laudato Si (Praised Be) Presentation for Children on the Catholic Curriculum Exchange
- Living Lightly: An Ecological Resource (Full version – 25 pages) Prepared by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill