Earth Sustainability

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.

Laudato Si’
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.