Carolyne is a member of staff at St Joseph’s Hospice and a friend of the community. She is also a photographer who has a passion for photographing mini creatures. She has kindly agreed to share some of her images with us. You can tell from her descriptions how lovingly she observes and records these marvelous creatures.
Care of the Earth
Sr Madeleine Meagher writes from California: Why do we fail to hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth? I believe we must start with our inner life in order to make changes. This involves a consciousness of and reflecting on our attitudes toward creation.
Ireland has a Citizen’s Assembly comprised of 100 citizens representative of the state’s population who meet to discuss key issues of national importance. It reports to the Dail and Senate on those issues. The recent Assembly called on our Government to act on climate change.
The first meeting of the Congregational Care of the Earth was held at Caritas, Sandymount from 18th to 22nd August. The five Coordinators from the Regions and Provinces were present Sr. Mary Zimba, Zambia/Malawi; Sr. Helen Eluagu, Nigeria; Sr. Madeleine Meagher, California; Sr. Mary Judge, Ireland; Sr. Patricia Byrne, England/Scotland; along with Sr. Mairéad Ní Chuirc from the General Leadership Team. Sr. Nellie McLaughlin, RSM facilitated.
Sky News in the UK has been drawing attention to a major problem in our oceans. This problem is the vast amount of plastic which is finding its way into the sea. Sr Patricia Byrne writes that in the UK “rivers carry plastic from across the country out into the seas around us...