Steward of Creation. Did you know this job title should be on everyone’s résumé? It’s a responsibility about which all of us should be aware and on which we should act. One of the pillars of the Catholic Church’s Social Doctrine is care for creation, including the environment. As St. John Paul II wrote in his 1991 encyclical, Centesimus Annus, “Care for the environment represents a challenge for all humanity. It is a matter of a common and universal duty, that of respecting a common good.”
One of the great champions of the environment was Father Thomas Berry, CP (1914-1994), a Passionist priest and eco-theologian, whose centenary is being marked by the The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. Read more about Father Berry’s life and studies here.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, Iona will host a talk by Father Joe Mitchell, CP, confrère of Thomas Berry. He will explore Berry’s prophetic and visionary legacy as he summons us to take up “The Great Work” of reinventing “The Human within The Living Earth Community.” Father Mitchell’s appearance will inaugurate Iona’s “Partners in the Great Work” program to begin in January 2015. Here are the details:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Registration at 1 PM
Program 1:30 PM – 5 PM
Romita Auditorium of Ryan Library
715 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801
For registration and more details. visit the website. Price is $35.00 or, if you register at the door, $40.