The Benedictine Sisters of Florida celebrated Earth Day, April 22, at sunset with a brief prayer service out by our fountain and fire. Our corporate commitment to “feed hungers” is related to Earth Day — the fact is global warming and food insecurity are connected. Lack of care for the earth affects the poor and causes hunger. The Rule of Benedict tells us to treat all as a gift from God — the earth is that gift and is to be cared for and shared with all. Lack of care /support for others is what causes war/violence, so Earth Day is also related to Peace/Justice.
At the end of our vigil, we signed petitions to our Senators regarding supporting the Green New Deal and legislation that moves USA to renewable energy.