50th annual “Earthday”

The mystery of the Universe

April 22nd – Earth Day 2020 will be far more than a day. It must be a historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.

The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us.

Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God. 

Laudato Si’ 84

“From panoramic vistas to the tiniest living form, nature is a constant source of wonder and awe. It is also a continuing revelation of the divine. 

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 2003, Laudato Si’ para 85

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all their stars.

Ps 32, 6

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ec. 3,11

Prayer

Teach your children what we have taught our children – that the Earth is our Mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. Help us to care for our Mother.

Amen.

From Chef Seattle

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity. 

United Nations

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