Fond du Lac, WI –The Sisters and Associates of St. Agnes invite the public to join them in prayer for the healing and protection of Earth on April 22 from 6:30-8 PM at the chapel of the Sisters of St. Agnes Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI.
“The gift that religious women have to offer the world is contemplative mindfulness. Its goal is not so much to change the world as it is to change our inner worlds and then, from that center, to make a difference in the outer world. Contemplation slows us down, puts us in touch with ourselves, and allows us to experience our oneness with the divine and with creation. It gentles us and softens our footsteps on Earth,” said Sister Ruth Battaglia, Coordinator for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.
The sacred time will begin with common prayer in the chapel followed by silent prayer and will conclude in chapel with Pope Francis’ Prayer for Our Earth. Guests are invited to walk the labyrinth, pray with nature, and visit the solar panels, or remain in chapel. Guides for navigating the grounds and for prayer will be available. Attendees may stay the entire time or come and go they are able. A reverent silence will be observed during the event.
The Earth Day Contemplative Prayer event is in addition to the monthly contemplative prayer event already scheduled for April 28 from 6-7 PM. The public is welcome to attend both prayer days.
For more information contact Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA, 920 907 2315. Press Release
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