While care for creation is rooted in the bible and has always been a main tenant of Catholic Social Teaching, Pope Francis has infused it with new energy and urgency in his encyclical, Laudato Si.
Our parish has responded to the Pope’s call by forming an Earth Ministry to foster growth within the Parish of St. Anthony on the Lake to care for creation.
“There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions… which directly and significantly affect the world around us… and can be an act of love which expresses our own dignity.” - Pope Francis, Laudato Si, 211.
Have questions or are you interested in joining us? Please contact Kate Burke at 612-518-5955 or [email protected].
St. Anthony on the Lake Garden of Hope
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A Virtual Celebration of Earth Day and Laudato Si'
"All it takes is one good person to restore hope!" (Laudato Si' #71)
Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to submit prayers, meditations, stories, essays, statements, reflections, art, poems, songs, photos, videos, etc. that lift up your love and hope for God’s creation!
Catholic Ecology Center
The Catholic Ecology Center seeks to deepen faith and foster a stewardship ethic through hands-on encounters with the natural world. The Catholic Ecology Center is a ministry of Laudato Si' Project.
Click here and explore the Catholic Ecology Center property. Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Explore nearly 60 acres, part of a 225-acre preserve complex, of diverse habitats including prairies, forests, Rubicon River, Otter Creek, a pond and organic gardening areas.
Waste Reduction Campaign
Earth Ministry Resources
Little Daily Actions - Energy Conservation Tips
Earth Ministry Series: The Sacred Struggles of Mother Earth
The Money-Saving Guide to Going Green at Home
October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis, the saint who is well known for his love of God's creation and the poor.
Cloth bags are not just for supermarkets. Use them at clothing and other stores too.
The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year, and only 1% are recycled.
April 22 is Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970 to remind us to Care for Creation."
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