Care for our common home

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
This year I shouldn't have been surprised to find that exactly the same thing happened. But after one attempt to wreak destruction to the web again, a second time I discovered he/she had weaved its web across the door itself, instead of the...
Spider web and girl looking at it
A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’
Lord, encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’ Image: a man speaking at a protest
Matthew 6: 26 Today is the Feast of St Matthew, Evangelist. Take a look at our Year of Matthew series.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Matthew 6: 26
Tesco was founded on the very laudable principle of providing affordable food for people with little money to spend, but has this principle of getting stuff as cheaply as possible misfired? There is a famous line from a novel about people who ‘know...
Tesco sign
A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’
Lord, teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’ Image: a chaffinch.
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