LENT REFLECTION RESOURCES                                                             images-1

Scripture quotes from the appropriate Sunday are explored in the light of various Earth concerns: Water, Air, Soil, all of Earth’s species and ecosystems.

Whatever the aspect of creation being highlighted, participants reflect on our place in the Universe Story and the presence of the divine within it from the beginning — and within us, as we respond to the threats to Earth’s gifts.  Meetings include silence, prayer, input, discussion, action suggestions, and socializing.

We suggest you not duplicate copies until the “complete” notice is added. Prior to that you can get a good idea of the content, but be aware that improvements will be made.

Lent 2015: Creation Covenant – 14 sides – English version, complete.

This year’s Lent resource draws prayerful attention to the extinction of plants and animals and the interconnected causes and effects of habitat loss. As people of faith, we want to respond not only to Jesus’ suffering and death, but also to the suffering and death within creation, where God lives and acts. Starting with the first reading of Lent — God’s covenant with all creation — the five sessions will explore a situation Pope Francis calls “a painful disfigurement.”

The Spanish version of Creation Covenant, 12 pages, will be available by January 24, 2015.


Lent2016: Spirituality of Soil – 16 sides – to be updated

I Thirst 2017 – 14 sides — to be updated

Tengo Sed 2017 – 14 sides — to be updated

I Thirst

Unsolicited comments about these reflections:

See National Catholic Reporter’s EcoCatholic article about I Thirst: http://ncronline.org/node/71901.

The Franciscan Action Network graciously listed I Thirst: Now Available: A Lenten Resource Exploring Water.

Jim Konold: Thank you for adding new perspectives to my life and for how you amazingly were able to tie it
all into our faith . . . .

Debbie Kern: . . . ultimately [I chose] this group because it’s not just about me. Rather, it’s about taking care of creation for future generations . . . I was in this group last Lent and just loved being with like-minded people who express their feelings . . . and what we can do to help our world . . . .

Theresa Dabulis, Sisters of St. Casmir: [It] is absolutely beautiful, inspirational, practical, and a wonderful way to raise our own consciousness. As a community we are trying to get sisters involved in faith sharing groups, and this will be a wonderful tool . . . .

Jim Schaal, Zygon Center for Religion and Science: This wonderful Lenten resource is thoughtfully conceived, helpfully organized, and attractively illustrated, and I am moved by the blending of Christian tradition, interfaith perspectives, and scientific content . . . .

Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation, Rome: The SHCJ Sisters have excellent resources on Soil, Water, Air . . . .


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