August 29, 2018

The Weave of Life

Editor: We invited Nellie McLaughlin rsm, author of 'Out of Wonder: The Evolving Story of the Universe' (2004, reprinted 2016 with new foreword ) and 'Life's Delicate Balance: our Common Home and Laudato Si' (2015), to help us all reflect on the call of Laudato Si' as we prepare to enter the Season of Creation this Saturday, 1 September. Sr Nellie writes:

'In approaching the ’Season of Creation’ I would like to reflect on the fact that we live in an evolving and expanding universe where nothing is entirely fixed, unchanging or predictable, all is in process of Becoming.  The process of evolution, of God’s creative energy constantly flaring forth in newness, is the essence of mystery. “The universe as a whole in all its manifold relationships shows forth the inexhaustible richness of God” (LS 86). Our Common Home is abundantly endowed for the good of all life. These resources, while abundant, are finite, and therefore need responsible management in co-operation with Earth’s processes. “Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God” (LS.84)....'

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Messages to: Nellie McLaughlin rsm (The Congregation)

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