Creation Care: Have we gone too far or not far enough?
What is our Catholic responsibility to care for creation, and how does that affect our daily life and spiritual journey? How can caring for creation enliven our faith and relationships? Come learn some spiritual lessons from a Saint and a Pope. Which Saint, and which Pope? You’ll have to come to find out!
Presenter: Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE
Location: John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Day: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30
About Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE
Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, is a Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who holds a doctorate in Environmental Engineering and Masters degrees in Theology and Soil Science. Since 2016, Sister Damien Marie has been the Dean of Science and Sustainability for Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to that, she was the chair of the environmental science and studies department at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, with a joint appointment in theology. Sister Damien Marie also worked for 12 years as an environmental consultant in the filed and laboratory, overseeing soil and ground water remediation of contaminated sites. Her areas of expertise include ecology and theology, ecological restoration, and science and theology.
Why should we care for the Environment?
Salt and Light Media Six Part Series: Creation
Producer and host Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann joins Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, as they try to find the answer within God’s revelation as found in his creation and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Creation shows that dealing with environmental issues by focusing on political, economic, or ideological solutions alone is noble, but lacking. Instead, what the Catholic Church has said over the centuries about the sacredness of all creation can lead us to real answers to today’s environmental challenges – answers grounded in the truth of creation as good, full of dignity, and deserving of our care.
Creation takes us all over North America to meet people with stories that highlight Catholic environmental principles. Our stories draw attention to many issues – waste management, urban and local farming, water shortages, contamination and waste water treatment– and offer the answers that many of you are seeking with regards to our concerns about the environment.