Care for Creation


Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

The ANZ Province offers a resource prepared by Sr Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ, to assist our reflection during this 2020 Season of Creation. This season is a time for us to reflect on our collective responsibility for the ongoing sustainability our planet Earth. The following document contains user friendly reflections enabling us to deepen and action our learning for the good of our collective future.We join with friends and companions around the world to pray for the wellbeing of the planet that sustains us and for the courage to nurture the gift of life that is offered for our survival.

Plastic Free July 2018

Plastic takes 500 years to decompose

PLASTIC TAKES 500 YEARS TO DECOMPOSE We are all aware of the devastating impact plastic is having on our environment. If you want to be part of the family of caring, informed human beings take the time to visit the links below. There are a number of ways we can become involved. Stay alert, for updates on how you can help to build a more sustainable environment, one which is able to breathe and nurture the basic needs of future generations.

Society of the Sacred Heart – New Frontiers

Society of the Sacred Heart – New Frontiers

Joint newsletter of JPIC International and the UN_NGO  A quarterly Newsletter for Global Education and Advocacy   A See, Judge, Act Reflection: The Earth is, the Lord’s, and all that is in it. —Psalm 24:1 THE IMPACTS OF MINING. By the Integrity of Creation Working Group, JPIC Commission, USG-UISG Rome, Italy (2014). Click here for the book.     

Psalm 8 & Laudato Si’

photo of the milky way over Uluru

Rita Carroll RSCJ offers this visual reflection on Psalm 8 and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Download a PDF version: laudato-si-psalm-8.   “At the end, we will find ourselves face to face with the infinite beauty of God, and be able to read with admiration and happiness the mystery of the universe, which with us will share in unending plenitude.”  Laudato Si’ O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world! Your praise reaches up to the heavens; it is sung by children and babies. You are safe and secure from all your enemies; you stop anyone who opposes you. Psalm 8 Contemplating the nature of space and time

Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource

screen shot of Laudato Si' prayer resource

This Laudato Si’ prayer resource by Rita Carroll RSCJ engages all of our senses.  It provides a variety of ways of reflecting on Pope Francis’ message of integral ecology in Laudato Si’.  It can be used for personal prayer or for community prayer or in retreat activities for students. Download the Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource here:

Laudato Si!

photo of trees in the fog at Stuartholme by Sandie Cornish

Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment has arrived!  Lauadto Si – On the Care of Our Common Home – takes its title from the famous canticle of St Francis of Assisi. Like Pope Francis, the Society of the Sacred Heart has recognized the ecological crisis as a major priority. The first chapter of Laudato Si contemplates what is happening to our common home, the earth. Chapter 2 presents a Biblical vision of creation, and Chapter 6 stresses the potential of Christian spirituality to motivate and support appropriate responses.  These are excellent chapters to take into our prayer as we begin to consider the analysis and directions for action