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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members. On August 5, 2021, we archived old blog posts. You can find the archive by clicking here.


Season of Creation: Sept 16

September 16, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator


Eliminating the use of disposable plastic and Styrofoam, correctly recycling as much as possible, and reducing purchases of new consumer goods are a set of actions we can take to progress to the goal of adopting a sustainable lifestyle.

We can improve sustainability in diets by reducing food waste before and after market, composting, buying food from local producers when possible, and transitioning from meat-based to plant-based meats. The EAT-Lancet Commission recently released a report identifying sustainable eating that embraces multiple environmental dimensions: climate, biodiversity loss, nitrogen and phosphorus loss to the environment, land system change and freshwater use. This video reviews the results.

Read the Full Report


Laudato Si Goals with Response of the Cry of the Poor highlighted




"Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning - Laudato Si' 205

May God, who embraces all that exists with tenderness, pour out upon us the power of divine love that we may protect life and beauty. - excerpt from "A prayer for our earth" 

Read Laudato Si’




Sister Leanne waters the garden


During this Season of Creation, the CSA community has been invited to participate in "How Does Your Garden Grow" - an opportunity to share conversations and photos of our personal garden spaces. You are invited to send your garden stories and pictures to Share "the dirt" too - composters, send your tips and photos as well! (Your photos and stories will be shared with the sisters and on our social media pages, if you grant your permission.) Above is a photo of the Motherhouse Community Garden. Sisters take turns weeding and watering so all may enjoy the harvest.

In 2020, the Sisters of Mercy created a guide to prayerfully living meat-free during the Season of Creation to help make it easier to live meet-free this month and beyond!

Read the Guide



That we may turn from the selfish consumption of resources meant for all, and to see the impacts of our choices on the poor and vulnerable, we pray.

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