Your family will have many other interesting and earth changing ways to CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Challenge each other to do your part to care for our earth by participating in the weekly challenges. After each week, you will be surprised at how well you have done and how easy it will be to carry these habits into the rest of the year. The earth and all the creatures that live on it will appreciate it!
Lent is a time to practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, a list based on Jesus’ list in Mt 25:31-46 (parable of the sheep and goats), the point of which is that what we do to the least (who are these in our midst and around the globe because all people and things are interconnected) we do to him. For one thing, we throw our plastic in his front yard; it doesn’t disappear with the garbage truck. It ends up in the oceans and lands on the beaches where the poor live. Pope Francis added “Care for Our Common Home” to the Church’s list of spiritual and corporal works of mercy. He reasons that improving the environment always benefits the poor in whom Christ lives.
The St. Mary of the Annunciation Care for Our Common Home Ministry promotes the teachings, values, and vision expressed in Laudato Si “On Care of Our Common Home” through prayer, education, advocacy and community engagement. Those who are called to action as a result of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical “Laudato Si” will benefit spiritually as well as practically as discussion and events are offered to encourage better care for all of God’s Creation.