The Selesian Cosmology Group’s latest activities

Teresa Devine sent ECI the latest news from the Selesian Cosmology Group:

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night: to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring….these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”    John Burroughs (1837-1921) American literary naturalist and conservationist

We are living through a unique moment in our human story and yet we share the wonderful signs of life in the natural world around us like John Burroughs three centuries earlier!

  • Our group has been engaging with a few activities that have kept us in contact and informed on Care of our Common Home. 
  • We have had zoom meeting with content on climate change for discussion and those who could join us were present.
  • Some of the group were able to join the Laudato Sí book club, which ran for six weeks dealing with the six chapters of Laudato Sí.  Trócaire launched this initiative and Jane Mellett was our host for the six weeks.
  • Jane has suggested that the large group who managed to be part of this journey might continue with further study on the global issues touched on in the document.
  • Members of the group have also signed up to the activities for Laudato Sí week, which mark the celebrations of the fifth anniversary of the launch of the encyclical. 
  • Our group are committed to joining the Zoom Webinar on May 24th which carries the title, ‘Love Letter to the Earth’ – an evening of music, poetry and song from Ireland and around the globe.  We have invited many to join us for this event. 
  • In order to mark Laudato Sí Week we arranged to host a Zoom conference with our province at 4.30 and we will take chapter 6 of Laudato Sí.
  • Our group will also have a Zoom gathering on the same date 22nd May at 7.30 pm on the same chapter.