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Eco-Spirituality

Eco-Spirituality is explained as the exploration of our relationship with God in relation to our association with the entire Cosmos, its creation and with God in the Center. It pertains to our balance and connectedness to the Earth along with our religious beliefs. Eco-spirituality raises awareness of the natural Earth, its preservation and our consciousness regarding the presence of God in all of nature.

“Perceived as Creation, nature invites us to turn to the Creator and to take up our responsibility to protect and enhance the natural world as the Garden of both God and humankind.” - Charles Cummings, O.C.S.O.

“The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself.”- Thomas Berry For more information, please contact Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak at 413-562-3627 or contact form.

We cannot create knowledge without acting. The focus of this action is (a) to transform the world, (b) to establish interdependent relationships with human beings, with the cosmos and with God.
— Paulo Friere