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Why Do We Care? A Workshop on the Care of Creation

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

care of the earth

Both Pope Francis and the Sisters of the Cross and Passion have set out the Care of Creation as a central mission. Why does the church see responding to the climate crisis as such a core consequence of Christ’s teachings, and what are some practical things we can do in our lives and communities to support that mission?

The Sisters of the Cross and Passion mission statement says “As Passionist women inspired by Mother Mary Joseph, we intend always to bring the compassion of Jesus to the sufferings of the earth and of the poor. These cries are not new to us. What is new is the growing urgency and intensity of these cries and the realization that the two are in fact one and the same cry.”

Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si states “So we are called to a profound interior conversion, and ecological conversion, whereby the effects of our relationship with Jesus Christ become evident in our relationship with the world around us.”

Come join through music, prayer, large and small group discussion, and reflection to find a deeper sense of your own calling to hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and discover practical steps you and your community can take towards the care of creation.

Susan Morse, a longtime Associate of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, has spent a lifetime caring for creation through her devotion to the healthy growth and development of the individual, the family, the community, and the earth. As a mother, grandmother, nurse, teacher, and spiritual director sustained by her faith, she sees through the lens of God’s love and care, always seeking the best practices through faith and science.

Tim Morse, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Health at the UConn Health Center. He is the Chair of the Climate Reality Project southern Connecticut Chapter which promotes education on climate change. He has specialized in developing small group-based action-oriented community trainings. Tim is active in the music ministry and Just Faith groups at Holy Family Retreat Center. As an active grandparent, he is very interested in leaving a healthier and more just environment for generations to come.

This program includes lunch.

Please register for this program using the form below, or call (860) 677-8519.


October 12
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
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Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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