A Lenten Examen of Laudato Si
Pope Francis offered the world a different way of seeing and acting in his encyclical, Laudato Si. He challenged all people to change not only their lifestyle but their consciousness.
As spring unfolds and the promise of summer beckons, we hear anew the words of St. Francis’ Canticle reflected in the opening paragraph of Laudato Si: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.”
With times for contemplative prayer and walks in nature, we open our hearts and reflect on some specific invitations for conversion presented in Laudato Si.
Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every month. From 9:30-10:00am, coffee and pastries will be offered during a time of fellowship. Then, Sr. Sara Dwyer will give a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Sister Sara Dwyer, ASC has been a member of the Sisters, Adorer of the Blood of Christ, an International Congregation, for 53 years. Sr. Sara has served in various adult faith formation positions during those years. She was a member of her congregational Leadership Team and was their Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation contact for over 10 years. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Washington Retreat House in DC. She holds two Master Degrees: Theology, from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and Education from Boston College. Sr. Sara enjoys people, reading, retreat ministry and nature walks.