The Servants of Mary gathered for a Prayer for Our Earth on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis refers to Earth as Our Common Home. He asks for our help to heal this home from human-caused environmental devastation.

Our Congregation now has an international ecology committee charged with the task of looking squarely at this devastation, seeing the ways we contribute to it, and taking action to correct these ways.

Motivation and passion to pursue this endeavor depends on first opening our hearts. This is what our prayer service intended.

As we ask for forgiveness for our neglect, and for reconciliation with Our Common Home, let us humbly ask Mary, Our Mother, to include us in her loving embrace of this sacred Earth that we are so intimately a part of, so that together we may contribute to her healing.