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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.

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Season of Creation: Sept 24

September 24, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

SEE

As described by the USCCB, Ecological Spirituality begins, as any spirituality must, but authenticating moral practice. A serious spirituality begins with a deep conversion from callous tearing of whatever we want from earth to a caring stewardship. In the distant past, human technological capacity and the tools available allowed us to make the earth more fruitful, but there was no capacity to inflict lasting damage to the balance of nature.

To help us find a beautiful balance of technology and nature, the Laudato Si Movement offers a Laudato Si Chaplet. “The Laudato Si Chaplet is a simple prayer technique to pray with creation, inspired by the Canticle of the Creatures of St Francis of Assisi.”

Read the Laudato Si' Chaplet

 

Laudato Si Goals with Ecological Spirituality highlighted

 

 

REFLECT

“Technology has remedied countless evils which used to harm and limit human beings. How can we not feel gratitude and appreciation for this progress, especially in the fields of medicine, engineering and communications? How could we not acknowledge the work of many scientists and engineers who have provided alternatives to make development sustainable?”
- Laudato Si' 102

Read Laudato Si’

 

 

 

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ACT

In the late summer of 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic as people across the world were adapting to new realities, a new normal in an immense slow down, many turned to technology as a way to connect with each other. CSA also adapted to use of new technologies. "Staying in the Fray of Life" was a five-session, CSA preached virtual retreat, which granted many hope and encouragement, and fed the desire to deepen their relationship with God. Sessions offered prayer, handouts for further reflection, and opportunities for spiritual guidance. These sessions continue to be available on the CSA You Tube channel.

Session 1 - Priming the Pump
Session 2 - Saying "Yes" to God: Loss and Surrender
Session 3 - It's All in the Attitude
Session 4 - Changing our Hearts: CONVERSION
Session 5 - The Immune System of the Human Spirit

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INTERCESSION

That all advances of technological development be accompanied by a development in human responsibility, we pray.

Tags: laudato-si

 

 


 

 

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