Snapshots: Earth Day Communion + Comunión para el día de la tierra 4.19.15


Reflection 4.22.15


The earth is at the same time mother,
she is mother of all that is natural,
mother of all that is human,
She is the mother of all,
for contained in her
aret he seeds of all.

The earth of humankind
contains all moistness,
all verdancy,
all germinating power.

It is in so many ways fruitful.
All creation comes from it.
Yet it forms not only the basic
raw material for humankind,
but also the substance
of the incarnation
of God’s son.

~Hildegard of Bingen

Snapshots: Earth Day + Día de la tierra 4.27.14


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Reflection 5.9.13


Day after day, O Lord of my life,
shall I stand before thee face to face?
With folded hands, O Lord of all worlds,
shall I stand before thee face to face?
under thy great sky in solitude and silence,
with humble heart
shall I stand before thee face to face?
In this laborious world of thine,
tumultuous with toil and struggle,
among hurrying crowds
shall I stand before thee face to face?

And when my work shall be done in this world,
O King of kings, alone and speechless
shall I stand before thee face to face?

~Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali

Reflection 4.22.13


Solidarity, compassion, caring, communion and loving–such values and inner powers can lay the foundation of a new paradigm of civilization, the civilization of the humanity reunited in the Common House, on the Planet Earth…. Our mission is to celebrate the greatness of Creation and connect it again to the Core where it came from and to where it will go, with care, lightness, joy, reverence and love.

~Leonardo Boff, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Snapshots: Earth Day Service + Servicio para el día de la tierra: 5.1.11


Photos courtesy of Rod Sprott.  Click on an image to enlarge.

An important message from our kids

They're really into it!

ALL of us served each other the bread and cup

Chuck Robertson and Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder offer the bread and the cup

Niñas/os get close to the earth and add to the lily garden

Snapshots: Earth Day + Dia de la tierra 4.18.10


In the patio:  prayer of the four directions, the sky and the heart; burning of sage; planting of lilies.  Photos courtesy of Tina Mata.  Click on an image for a larger view.