Praised be! On June 18, 2015 Columban missionaries welcomed and celebrated the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The full title translated into English is Praised Be, On Care for Our Common Home and is available online for everyone to read. While it is written in a way that should be accessible to most readers, it is 190 pages long and full of many thought-provoking teachings on the right relationships between religion and science, and between...
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The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Institute Justice Team developed this novena to invite people of faith to join in solidarity with people, especially indigenous communities, who are courageously speaking out against the impacts of extractive industries. Too many of them have sacrificed their lives to protect water, land and sacred territory. Despite their experience of life-destroying and systemic oppression, they continue to bear witness...
This September we are invited to celebrate and honor our common home by observing the Season of Creation. It is a time to connect to the natural world around us and live out our spiritual call to care for it. In this spirit, we offer this Columban Creation Covenant as a guide to committing ourselves to the common home which sustains us all. In this spirit, we offer this Columban Creation Covenant as a guide to committing ourselves to the common home which sustains us all.