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Our Sacred Earth, Our Common Home: Reflection and Action on Laudato Si

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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.

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
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Learn more and register here.


April 21, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 South De Mazenod Drive
Belleville, IL 62223 United States
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