Reflection & Action on Laudato Si ‘
Saturday, April 21
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale Divinity School
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students
For those who are able, we suggest a payment of $40 to cover the fee of a student who cannot afford to pay.
Registration: Call 618-394-6270
This event is the second in a series devoted to the study and implementation of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’. Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, who collaborated for many years with eco-theologian and Earth scholar Fr. Thomas Berry, will deliver the keynote address. The participants will then take part in a series of “hands-on” break-out sessions. The morning will conclude with a feedback and takeaway session. This event is intended for individuals and parish groups looking for practical ways to care for our common home, our sacred Earth.
- Sr. Cheryl Kemner, OSF and Nicole Heerlein – Franciscans for Earth: “The Challenge of Technology and Simple Lifestyle”
- Sr. Maxine Pohlman, SSND, Director – La Vista Ecological Learning Center: “Backyard Revolution”
- Sr. Connie Probst, OSF – Co-Director, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry: “Care for the Earth; Care for the Poor”
- Jamie Hasemeier – Holy Redeemer Parish: “What Can My Parish and Family Do?”
- National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
- La Vista Ecological Learning Center
- Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help