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Vol.53 Num. 05/06 – May – June


Fr. Peter Baekelmans, CICM

We are happy to present to you some of the talks that were given at the five-day SEDOS Residential Seminar 2021, which had been delayed from last year, and had to be held on-line because of the Covid-19 health crisis.

Opening Address

Tesfaye Tadesse Gebresilasie, MCCJ

Dear Brothers and Sisters, participating in the Residential Seminar, with the title Living Green Mission, I greet you using the words of the liturgy, Christ our Hope is Risen, Alleluia.

Loving Sister Earth

Helen Grealy, RC
It is lovely to be connected to you and also to carry a sense of being connected to all of God’s creation. We were meant to have met this time last year and look how our world has changed since then. Covid-19 has brought suffering right across the globe. People’s lives have been changed and many are asking deep questions about the meaning of life itself.

Christian Hope for Our Small Blue Planet

Brian Grogan, SJ
What hope can we have for the future of our Small Blue Planet? This is the great question of our time. Politicians, scientists, thinkers, presenters, writers, dramatists… all give what answers they can, and we must study the findings of prophetic persons to learn how to manage our resources more effectively.

Deep Relationality – Living in Communion

Amado L. Picardal, CSsR

The original title of this talk is supposed to be “Deep Relationality and a New Earth” which was to be presented by Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF. Since she was not available at that time due to the pandemic, I was asked to be her substitute. I accepted it because I was told to just focus on my own experience related to ecological spirituality.

Sowing Seeds for the Future

Sheila Kinsey, FCJM

The JPIC Commission of USG-UISG promotes and supports the integration of Justice, Peace & integrity of Creation (JPIC) in the life of the members of the Union of Superior Generals (USG) and the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG). It is responsible for animating the men and women religious in JPIC, according to the evangelical counsels, through experience, social analysis, spiritual reflection and action.

Summary of the Seminar

Mary Dasari, ICM and Yolanda Florentinoy, ICM

Fr. Tesfaye Tadesse Gebresilasie, MCCJ, in his opening address said, “Once again SEDOS is happy to dedicate time to prayer and reflection on the issue of taking care of the Creation and the attention needed to heal to the ecological wounds…” The Seminar on Living Green Mission organized by SEDOS, with very valuable speakers, awakened our spirit and mind, convinced us to take care of our one and only One Planet-Mother Earth with all it’s being with praise, gratitude, care, work, justice, humility, and respect.

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Bulletin May-June 2021

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