This week has zoomed by at lightening speed. I've spent more time exploring Sydney with my morning running adventures. I made a new friend (Ginger Cat who likes to follow me). Lots more reading // study (Sr Sandra Schneiders - pre and post Vatican II + the role of Religious vs Secular vs Clergy vs Lay - what certain terms mean).
Plus on Tuesday I was really grateful to be able to head over to Lidcombe (my first time there) and attend a seminar // colloquium on Laudato Si.
Catholic Mission, in partnership with Catholic Earthcare and Catholic Religious Australia, facilitated The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You — On Care for our Common Home. Drawing on elements from the book of the same name—published by the three Catholic agencies in August 2015 - the colloquium offered a chance to study, discuss and appropriately apply the teachings of Laudato Si’.
The keynote speaker was Catholic Eco-Theologian Father Denis Edwards. “Pope Francis’ challenge to respond to God’s call for an ecological conversion is addressed to all people, and has captured the attention of both the Catholic and secular worlds.".
My pen most definitely hit the page on Tuesday too. I always take in more information if I draw while listening. This helps me to hear what the recurring themes are, what strikes me as new, important, relevant (pic's and doodling from the day are below).
More info --> www.thefranciseffectii.com
The key messages that i received were:
Everything is Connected. All creatures have a Common Home. Never think that small things don't matter - focus on what you CAN do, make small changes... See, Judge, Act!