Since its commissioning in 2004, the Passion of the Earth art and poetry installation by Melanie Weidner and Sister Teresa Jackson at Spirit Center has inspired thousands of guests and retreatants, guiding them in a cosmology celebrating God’s creativity despite the human capacity for destruction of the earth. The seven-part progression is a reckoning with human greed while affirming the enduring abundance of God and unfailing invitation to become expressions of hope and healing.
The reflection exercises are an invitation to enter more deeply into the Passion of the Earth, to reverence the earth as a reflection of God’s love and to be transformed in the way we treat this gift of God. Making a retreat by using the reflection cards is a wonderful way to enter into the art and text of this project and to connect with our Creator.
Created by Sister Teresa Jackson.