Care for our common home

On Fridays I do my weekly grocery shopping. It concerns me that I find it hard to connect with the till assistant, but today she gave me the opportunity. I had bought a bunch of Freesias, and she smelled them. I told her that I had bought them for...
Bunch of flowers in a vase
The Novena begins on 14th May. You can download the novena below.
field of yellow flowers
This reminded me that humans are in a perpetual struggle with nature, at one moment we are stuggling with it, holding it back, perhaps trying to destroy it, perhaps sometimes it is trying to destroy us, and the next moment, we are full of wonder and...
A man hugging a tree
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ
What would the world be, once bereft  Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.    Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ Image: Scottish loch and mountains in autumn
One creature that took my attention was a member of the Gerridae family. More commonly known as water striders, water skeeters, water bugs, pond skaters or water skippers, they are anatomically built to transfer their weight to be able to run on top...
Pond with lily pads
Pope Francis - Laudato Si'
Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and the concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.  Pope Francis – Laudato Si’
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ ('Pied Beauty')
Glory be to God for dappled things –    For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;       For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings… Image: a chestnut
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