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Season of Creation 2022: Eco-Spirituality

Notice: We’re celebrating the Season of Creation (Sept. 1, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by way of Oct. 4, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). The Sisters of Windfall Local weather Change Process Drive will share 10 blogs, with this being the sixth within the collection. We hope you get pleasure from them.

“The ecological downside is basically a religious downside.” – Pope Francis

“The notice that every creature displays one thing of God and has a message to convey to us, and the safety that Christ has taken unto himself this materials world and now, risen, is intimately current to every being, surrounding it along with his affection and penetrating it along with his mild. Then too, there’s the popularity that God created the world, writing into it an order and a dynamism that human beings haven’t any proper to disregard. Could the ability and the sunshine of the grace now we have acquired even be evident in our relationship to different creatures and to the world round us. On this approach, we’ll assist nurture that elegant fraternity with all creation which Saint Francis of Assisi so radiantly embodied.” (Laudato Si’ 221).

the Reward Si’ Motion Platform frames Ecological Spirituality/Eco-Spirituality as recovering a spiritual imaginative and prescient of God’s creation and inspiring better contact with the pure world in a spirit of surprise, reward, pleasure and gratitude.

Eco-spirituality is a manifestation of the religious connection between human beings and the surroundings. Eco-spirituality incorporates an intuitive and embodied consciousness of all life and engages a relational view of individual to planet, inside to outer panorama, and soul to soil. (Eco-spirituality: A Sample that Connects, PubMed.gov).

Within the Nationwide Catholic Reporter article, “Eco-spirituality is greater than ecology and theology: It calls us to reconnect” the creator quotes Sister Caroljean Willie, “If we see the universe as ever-expanding, then how are we permitting our body of reference to vary? And if the universe is evolving, how am I permitting myself and my idea of God to evolve? And I feel it questions our idea of God. Is it static or dynamic? And what about our prayer life? Is it static or dynamic? I feel eco-spirituality calls us to acknowledge what Thomas Aquinas stated a few years in the past: The primary ebook of revelation is creation. Eco-spirituality results in an understanding that we’re a part of an interrelated, interconnected, evolving internet. It calls us to reside in proper relationship with all of creation.”

As members of 1 sacred Earth group, we, the Windfall Group, have dedicated ourselves individually and communally to take care of our assets and to make selections concerning our present and future use as we search to stability our particular person and communal financial wants with the sustainability wants. of Earth group. To do that, we’ll present instructional alternatives and share our personal lived experiences, each individually and communally, in our efforts to reside in proper relationships inside the Earth group.

Movies and Documentaries

articles

Books

  • Guide Record by Terri Mackenzie, RSHJM (Terri has inspiring CD’s as nicely).
  • A New Local weather for Theology: God, the World, and World Warming (by Sallie McFague)
  • Meditations with Thomas Berry: With Extra Materials by Brian Swimme (by Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, June Raymond, ed.)
  • Prodigal Summer season by Barbara Kingsolver (Eco-centric vs. Anthropomorphic world)
  • Reclaiming Spirituality by Diarmuid O’Murchu (Respect for pure world by way of native peoples spirituality)
  • Roots and Wings by Margaret Silf (“Science meets spirituality and thoughts makes room for coronary heart – MacKenzie)
  • Take care of Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (by Ilia Delio, OSF, Keith Douglass Warner, OFM)
  • Eco-spirituality by Joanna Macy (Relationships between oneself and nature)
  • Discipline of Compassion by Judy Cannato (Cosmology and Spirituality Life)
  • Dwelling Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe (edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker, J. Grim)
  • Non secular Ecology: Ten Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in On a regular basis Life (by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Hart)
  • Non secular Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, essay assortment)
  • Towards an Eco-Spirituality (By Leonardo Boff, ecology and the poor).

Authors: Thomas Berry, Leonardo Buff, Judy Cannato, Teilhard de Chardin, Ilia Delio, Michael Dowd, Ivone Gebara, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dan Horan, Elizabeth Johnson, Robin Kimmerer, Joanna Macy, Sallie McFague, Miriam Therese MacGillis, Diarmuid O’ Murchu, Richard Rohr, Vandana Shiva, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Miriam Therese Winter

Prayer

  • Meditation on Creation
  • Earth Rising by Sister Ruth Johnson, SP
  • The ebook “Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Across the World (by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon)

Prayer, Replicate, Act

Pray and replicate on how we are able to develop in our inclusion of all creation in our religious life. Watch a meditative video or movie and be touched by our God’s magnificent creation. Or learn one of many articles or books listed. Take into account the questions posed by Sister Caroljean within the Nationwide Catholic Reporter article. Is my idea of God and my prayer life stagnant or dynamic? How can we respect all of creation and take motion to protect it? Select an motion primarily based on the movies or articles or books and act upon it.

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