Weekly Reflection

  • We must protect creation for it is a gift which the Lord has given us, it is God’s present to us; we are the guardians of creation.  (Pope Francis)

  • Creation is a gift, it is the marvelous gift that God has given us, so that we will take care of it and harness it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude. (Pope Francis)

  • Like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.  (Pope Francis)

  • “We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.”  (Pope Francis)

  • What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what difference you want to make.  (Jane Goodman)

  • No work is insignificant.  All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.   (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  (Helen Keller)

  • Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  (John Muir)

  • The task before us, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth. (Teilhard deChardin SJ)

  • When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.  (David Orr)

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