Earth Day Celebration in San Francisco

By Sister Rosemary McKean, Earth Day committee member (pictured above)

Celebrate Earth, our common home!  It has been tradition in our community for the past 20 years to observe Earth Day. This year the Earth Day committee prepared a prayer/ritual that was sent to all Presentation Sisters and Associates.

On April 21, the sisters at the motherhouse gathered in the dining room and were seated at their tables before the meal was served, each with a copy of the Earth Day prayer.

Sisters gather at the motherhouse with an Earth Day prayer.

The tables were decorated with centerpieces featuring ceramics of birds and fish, shells, rocks and plants, and a sign reading “Earth Day 2018” with a photo of Earth from space.

Sharing the prayer for our Earth together helped raise awareness of God’s gift of creation and our responsibility to care for it.