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.
Rachel Oommen, ICM and Geni Santos Camargo, SFB
The context of this painting is the Amazon forest. This painting by Sr. Eleanor L. Ianes, ICM, depicts the contrasting experiences in the amazon forest.
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.
“The external deserts in the world are growing because the internal deserts have become so vast. …For this reason, the ecological crisis is also a summons to a profound interior conversion.” (LS, 17)
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.
Brian Grogan, SJ
This paper invites us to explore together the dimensions of Christian Ecological Mourning so that we can integrate it into the Living Green Mission.
Richie Gomez, MSC
At this SEDOS Seminar, I shall be presenting to you the locus scenarios but with undeniable global implications due to the way we live our modern lifestyle. To present it in a simpler way, I shall use the “See – Discern – Act” methodology for a better hermeneutical understanding and a more balanced interpretation.
My goal of this talk today is twofold:
1) to bring across what is at the heart of the matter, when we are discussing climate change,
2) to share with you a pragmatic / practical approach that can be used to implement action or support communities in making a change.
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.
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.
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.
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.