Our Sacred Earth, Our Common Home:

Reflection & Action on Laudato Si ‘
Saturday, April 21
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Visitors Center

Mary Evelyn TuckerKeynote 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.

Breakout sessions:

  • 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?”

Conference sponsors:

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
  • La Vista Ecological Learning Center
  • Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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