To: SSND, Associates and Colleagues
From: Shalom North America Contacts
Subject: Earth Day Reflection and Celebration
Date: March 18, 2021
"We educate, advocate, and act in collaboration with others for the dignity of life and the care of all creation."
- Love Gives Everything, the Directional Statement of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
Dear Friend of Shalom,
April 22 is Earth Day! We invited Sister Sharon Zayac, OP, to share a special contemplative reflection with us to celebrate Earth. Please mark your calendars and make plans to take a "Journey to the Heart" (via Zoom).
Journey to the Heart:
Falling in Love with Earth

What does Earth yearn for us to experience in all her myriad voices?

April 22, 2021
3-4 p.m. ET / 2-3 p.m. CT

No advance registration is required;
just save the date and the link to attend.
Sister Sharon Zayac, OP
Sharon Zayac is a Dominican Sister of Springfield, Illinois. She is co-founder of Jubilee Farm, her congregation’s 164-acre center for ecology and spirituality, which lies just west of Springfield, Illinois. In 2001, Sharon received a Masters in Earth Literacy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, becoming that program’s first graduate. Sharon writes, speaks, and leads retreats on ecology, spirituality, Laudato Si’, and the climate crisis. She has a particular passion for sharing the Cosmic Creation Story and its implications for life and faith.

The Shalom North America Contacts

Sister Arlene Flaherty, OP
Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND
Kathleen Bonnette
Sister Rose Mary Sander, SSND
Tim Dewane

Shalom takes a prophetic stance by joining its voice with those who cry for justice and by providing a voice for those who are voiceless in their struggle for justice. It is action-oriented. - SSND Shalom Document
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