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Saturday, June 19, 2021 – DAY OF PRAYER – Graced by Creation…The Earth Is Filled With God’s Love

June 19 @ 9:30am - 3:00pm

Registration at 9:00AM; program from 9:30AM to 3:00PM

“I consider how God toils and labors for me in all created things on this planet—in the heavens, the elements, plants, fruits, flocks, and all else.  He gives existence, preserves, and makes grow.”  ~Saint Ignatius of Loyola 

“Care for our common home” — one of four Apostolic Preferences guiding the worldwide Jesuit community in it’s planning and outreach for the decade ahead.

Come for a Festival Day as we celebrate the coming of the Summer Solstice in our beautiful Loyola gardens and learn more about our call to the care of Earth, our common home.

Highlights include:

* Morning Prayer with harpist Merynda Adams

* Presentations and time for reflection with Sr. Nancy Erts, OP (“Our Kinship with Nature”); Pastor Brendan Galvin (“Theology: It’s What’s for Dinner. What Food Can Teach us About Ourselves and God”); and Bryan Galligan, SJ (“Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor:  Discerning a Christian Response to a Broken World”)

* Time for personal prayer and refreshment

Lunch will be provided.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be able to accommodate limited on-site participants. The program will be offered virtually as well.

We will leave our day with renewed gratitude for the gift of creation…and a renewed commitment to work for restoration and harmony, joining Pope Francis in his Laudato Si prayer:  “God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.”




June 19
9:30am - 3:00pm
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