Love Earth? Here are 5 Ways to Help Protect It.

Love Earth? Here are 5 Ways to Help Protect It.

Surely, there is no better time than summer to rejoice in the beauty of our common home that surrounds us. However, it is equally important to act as an advocate on behalf of Earth. To see this, one needn’t look further than Sister Nancy Erts. For Sister, protecting...
9 Quotes for Reflection on the Anniversary of Laudato Si’

9 Quotes for Reflection on the Anniversary of Laudato Si’

One year ago, Pope Francis published an encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” As a community, we have studied the184-paged encyclical, and we continue to be moved by Pope Francis’s message. On the...

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

One year ago, the Dominican Sisters of Hope (in committed collaboration with four other Dominican communities, also known as OPSCC) officially committed to work on climate changeimpacts. The initiative, which took the form of a corporate stance, was as important as it...
10 Simple Ways to Connect with Nature Now

10 Simple Ways to Connect with Nature Now

“Before the scriptures were written, people already knew that there was something sacred about the trees, and about the weather, and about the stones,” said Sister Bette Ann Jaster, a Dominican Sister of Hope. “Nowadays, though, we have so many interruptions that it’s...
Sisters Celebrate World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Sisters Celebrate World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The emphasis of Pope Francis on the care of creation has made us all more aware that ecological concerns are “not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” That awareness continues with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope...