Our Sacred Earth, Our Common Home

This event is devoted to the study and implementation of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’. Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale Divinity School, who collaborated for many years with eco-theologian and Earth scholar Fr. Thomas Berry, will deliver the keynote address. Participants will also take part in a series of “hands-on” break-out sessions: Sr. Cheryl Kemner, OSF and Nicole Heerlein – Franciscans for Earth: “The Challenge of Technology and Simple Lifestyle” Sr. Maxine Pohlman, SSND, Director – La Vista Ecological Learning Center: “Backyard Revolution” Sr. Connie Probst, OSF – Co-Director, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry: “Care for the Earth; Care for the Poor” Jamie Hasemeier – Holy Redeemer Parish: “What Can My Parish and Family Do?” Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Visitors Center at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. $25 Adults, $15 students. Registration: www.snows.org/events-2 or 618-394-6270. Conference sponsors: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, La Vista Ecological Learning Center, Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, School Sisters of Notre Dame