30 day eco-spirutality guide
Click on the image for our reflection booklet:
30 Days to Communion with Creation (PDF),
a work of the Community of St. Joseph, Carondelet
In 2009, thirty members of the Albany, Los Angeles, St. Louis, St. Paul provinces of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as well as the Congregational Leadership Team met at White Violet Center for Eco- Justice, Saint Mary-ofthe-Woods, Indiana. Our intent was to renew old friendships, form new ones, and see what might emerge around deepening the Congregational embodiment of our *Act of Chapter on Communion with Earth.
One of the ideas that emerged was to develop and promulgate a reflection booklet, “Communion with Creation…in 30 Days or Less.” This booklet is a result of that commitment. As a group, we reflected that systemic change occurs one person at a time, and that the spiritual shift called for involves systemic change for our
congregation, our communities, and ourselves.
We offer these reflections as a stepping-off point as we move forward into a new way of being with creation.
*Act of Congregational Chapter 2007
Communion with Creation
The sacredness of all of life and creation motivates our urgent concern for Earth and the survival of its life systems. Destructive aspects of globalization, the unequal distribution and use of resources and other human behaviors affect those who are economically poor and marginalized most immediately and intensely.
We acknowledge our own complicity and call ourselves to radical choices in order to be just with, not abusive of, Earth's resources. Recognizing the urgency of working to protect and restore Earth's healthy living systems in these next years, we are challenged to express unifying love by becoming stronger leaders and joining with others in working for systemic change that will enable all to live in right relationship with Earth.