LENT 2023

THE LETTER A Message for our Earth

Care of Our Common Home!

Dear Friends,

Each Lent we make the extra effort to review where our lives and choices have taken us. Each year we look at Lent and try to change and adjust. We have received an INVITATION! [https://youtu.be/Rps9bs85BII ] Will you accept the INVITATION from Pope Francis to join the journey to “Care for our Common Home?”

Watch the video, share the video with others. Make choices and decisions to make a difference is small and larger ways for care of the earth and each other.

 Care for our Common Home (Laudato Si’) invites us to recognize our interdependence with creation, our reliance on each other for a healthy and unfolding environment by generating sustainability.

 Human interaction, greed and careless behavior over the centuries has yielded corruption, misuse and devastation rather than the flourishing beauty of life, through care for the earth, protection of safe habitats and the promotion of a healthy atmosphere.

We need to redirect our behaviors and involvements to nourish a healthy and flourishing world proclaiming goodness and encouraging growth for all, while preparing a legacy for all who come after us.

Country representatives working together through the General Assembly of the UN have given us a blueprint of growth with the 17 sustainable goals as guides and pathways to sustainability.

Join with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur this Lent to take the small steps of life toward a healthy and life-oriented earth.

The call of the Church to Pray, Fast and Give Alms accompany us as signposts this Lent, to engage us in support of Earth’s need of sustainable life. Live each day of Lent (open this pamphlet for the calendar) knowing you have responded to the call to nourish the earth and each other.

Together on the journey,

Sister Leonore Coan, SNDdeN
Director of Mission Support