Care for the Environment


Sister Brenda Makokha, FMSJ is our Laudato Sí Coordinator. In accordance with our Chapter statement, Sister will encourage the sisters to share ideas and best practices on how they are promoting the care of the environment in their ministries and making the connection between care of the earth and care of the most vulnerable in our world. Sister will share information that she gets through participation in various workshops as well as internet resources that may be available.

A Prayer for our Earth (Pope Francis in Laudato Sí)

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth, so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth or each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.