by Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth
At the Monastery of St. Gertrude, this year’s Earth Day activity took the form of advocacy. The sisters gathered on Wednesday evening, April 19, to speak out for the earth by writing postcards that will be sent to our senators and representatives concerning legislative decisions that directly impact the wellbeing of our planet. Issues such as funding for renewal energy projects, opposing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, preventing any drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, and protecting climate change regulations were addressed. As Pope Francis points out in LAUDATO SI’, we must hear both “the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth” if we are to experience true peace in our world.