In the spirit of the Gospel and inspired by the example of Catherine McAuley, we are committed to working with others, to restore our relationship with Earth. Integral to this, is our commitment to redress justice issues affecting the most vulnerable in Earth’s community.
As we continue to explore the story of the Universe, it enables us to deepen our awareness of God's presence in all Creation. In turn, this inspires us to hold and respect the energy, sacredness, and interconnectedness of all the ongoing stories of life.
Globally we are becoming more conscious that those whose lives and well being are most threatened by social and ecological injustice, may be the least able to resist oppression. This challenges and impels us to develop creative ways to respond and collaborate more effectively. Doing this together, should help us to counter all forms of oppression, and to work towards restoring life-giving, interdependent relationships.
Pope Francis in his Encyclical ‘Laudato Si – Care of our Common Home’ (July 2015)expresses this graphically: ‘Our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.[LS #1] ‘This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her, by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.’ (LS #2)