"Responding to the global climate crisis requires everyone’s action and we can’t wait a minute longer to begin."
Sister Sharon Zayac
This was the message 100 Dominican sisters and associates from across the U.S. heard from Springfield Dominican Sister Sharon Zayac during the annual associates’ and sisters’ reflection day hosted each August by the Springfield Dominicans. This year for the first time the event was open to sisters and associates of other Dominican congregations as well.
Sisters at Sacred Heart Convent participated in Sister Sharon's presentation in person; most others joined virtually.
During her virtual presentation, The Holy Preaching: Care for Our Common Home, Sister Sharon brought participants up to speed on the Laudato Sí Action Platform, a Vatican initiative to engage every sector of the global church in creating a more sustainable world. The plan engages seven sectors of the church in addressing seven goals over a seven-year period.
Sister Sharon is the newly appointed coordinator for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield Laudato Sí Action Platform response. She is a student and teacher of eco-theology and the founder of Jubilee Farm, the eco-spirituality center sponsored by the Springfield Dominicans in New Berlin, Ill.
You can bring yourself up to speed with these resources recommended by Sister Sharon.
- Read Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sí: On Care for Our Common Home
- Study the Laudato Sí Action Platform Goals and learn how you can help.
- Learn about, teach, and advocate for soil regeneration. You can start by watching the fascinating Documentary Kiss the Ground then learn more at https://KisstheGround.com.
“It will take all of us to take the necessary steps to move the world towards sustainability,” Sister Sharon told the participants.
Don’t wait. Start today.