The headline: “It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record.”
Since scientists began keeping such records 142 years ago, July 2021 was the hottest month in recorded history.
With this news, it can be easy to fall into despair. But that would be a mistake, because we've never been in a better position to bring about change for God's creation.
With the climate crisis always in the news, more and more people are looking for concrete ways to help. The Season of Creation is that opportunity to live out our values and help our sisters and brothers take meaningful action for our common home.
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Laudato Si' Week is from May 16 to 24 and this year, we are celebrating the Special Anniversary Year of Laudato Si’ on May 24, 2021. Pope Francis invites us all to complete the transition to integral ecology by 2030. Various programs will offer dialogue and action to help realize the goals of Laudato Si' in the care of our common home, Mother Earth. Click the Sowing Hope for the Planet logo (on the left) for more information in six languages.
Laudato Si' - See - Judge - Act (Sr. Ingrid Geissler, CPS)
JOSEPH THE RIGHT1 MAN - 19 March 1885
Prior Francis Pfanner of Mariannhill
19 March 1885
Fecit me Deus Dominum
universae domus ejus...
pro salute vestramisit me
Deus ante vos in Aegyptum.
The ways of divine providence can best be seen in the life of Joseph of Egypt. After he had made himself known to his brothers, he made it clear to them how Providence had provided by telling them: "God has made me master of His entire house; for your benefit He sent me before you into Egypt." The same may be said of St. Joseph: 1. God set him over the Holy Family. 2. He placed him among non-believers.
1. Joseph, the Provider
If God made St. Joseph the master of his household, we must not imagine that he was a ruler like Joseph of Egypt, but a gentle householder who was more concerned with his God-given responsibilities than his rights. He considered it his duty to feed and clothe his holy foster son and his mother and to give them shelter.
Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.
May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.