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July 29, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, brought a recent conference, “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” to a close June 29, 2019, with a special challenge to all who care about Earth: “tell stories that invite others to enter into an experience of wanting to become involved in protecting creation and our ecological world.” Sister Patricia, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was the closing keynote speaker at the conference, sponsored and hosted by Creighton University in Omaha and co-sponsored by Catholic Climate Covenant. The conference aimed to show Catholics and Catholic organizations how to live out Laudato Si’, a recent pastoral letter by Pope Francis on caring for Earth, our Common Home.
Read the full article, written by Brian Roewe and published by the National Catholic Reporter.
March 16, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, will speak at a June 27-29, 2019, national conference to inspire leaders of Catholic parishes and schools to integrate the message of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. This first of three biennial conferences, to be held at Creighton University in Omaha, is organized by the university and Catholic Climate Covenant.
Before her election as Prioress, Sister Pat, an attorney, founded and directed the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, which “seeks to advance legal principles that will protect nature.” The Center also offers courses, publications, and events to educate the public about the inherent rights of nature and the human responsibility to protect Earth.
Read the article by Dennis Sadowski on the upcoming conference.