Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
  • Golden calf on Wall Street
  • Sri Lanka children - Jim Stipe
  • Seedbag
  • corn bags
  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler

Get ready: World Water Day

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:30 to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:30

World Water Day is March 22.

Laudato Si' and Water: Maryknoll Lay Missioner Flavio Rocha writes from Brazil, where the poor quality of the water (due mainly to residential and industrial sewage contaminating rivers, lakes and nearby ocean waters) received international attention during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Rocha examines the lessons about water that Pope Francis offers in Laudato Si', his encyclical which is subtitled "On Care For Our Common Home." 

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Celebrated worldwide on March 22