Nurturing Earth: A Spring Inspiration Virtual Mini-Retreat

05/08/2021 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET


On this Mother’s Day weekend enjoy an inspiring presentation, Sustaining and Nurturing the Fragility of Life, by lay Marianist and University of Dayton theologian Dr. Neomi DeAnda. Neomi will help us explore life and creation through Scripture, Pope Francis’ writings (particularly Laudato Si & Fratelli Tutti), and nurturing images of Mary and the sacred feminine. We’ll hear indigenous perspectives and lament how air and water pollution and environmental racism affects the health and well-being of vulnerable communities. We'll reflect on connections between earth, water and our senses; how are we called to reimagine sacramental moments and experience springtime renewal?

We'll also be joined by spatial ecologist Katherine Hoenke, program director of the St. Kateri Conservation Center who will share about the life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, an Algonquin-Mohawk laywoman, and share her personal insights for our encounters with nature and biodiversity today. Our time will also include prayer, optional sharing and dialogue, and time for personal reflection, observation and praying with the elements in springtime.  You’ll leave with resources to nurture your journey into summer with a refreshed spirit. 

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