Maryknoll Lay Missioner Flávio José Rocha writes from Brazil about Pope Francis' lessons about water in Laudato Si' and how we can take action.
World Water Day is March 22. Maryknoll Lay Missioner Flavio Rocha in Brazil looks at the lessons about water that Pope Francis offers in Laudato Si', the encyclical which is subtitled "On Care For Our Common Home."
World Water Day is March 22.
One of the greatest contemporary battles that we face today is the struggle to protect our natural world, which many indigenous cultures affectionately refer to as “Mother Earth,” which includes the interconnected web of living creatures that sustains and nurtures the balance of all life on this planet.
The following statement was written by the Most Rev. Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S., Ph.D. and published in February 2005, during his tenure as bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, NM.
Maryknoll Sister Pat Ryan on mission in Peru is a member of the NGO Human Rights and the Environment; she is the source of the information in this article regarding the community of Condoraque. The following article was published in the September-October 2012 NewsNotes.
In almost every community in every country where Maryknoll missioners live and work, water is of urgent concern. With many other people of faith and good will, we are searching for a deeper understanding of our “sister” water and are calling for a more just distribution of water for all creation and its peoples.