ROAR Convocation: Environmental Activism for the Long Haul: The Energizing Vision of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si

Religious Organizations Along the River (ROAR) will hold a convocation at The Mariandale Center on Wednesday, October 25, from 9 am to 2 pm.  Lunch is included

Join other environmental activists in exploring the inner sources of hope and strength that will empower us in the struggle for a sustainable human presence on Earth.  The day will include a keynote presentation, a panel of environmental activists from the Hudson valley, time for reflection, networking, and sharing the work of your organization with others. Cost is $20 per person, including lunch.

Please contact Nancy Erts, OP, ( for more information.

On Care of Our Common Earth

“I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation that includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern, and affect us all.”  (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ encyclical)

Join others in individual and communal reflection on Pope Francis’ letter to all people; focusing on the call to a new spirituality that enables us to think and act on behalf of the living Earth. The major themes in Laudato Si’ that we will explore are: eco-spirituality, contemplative attitudes and practices, integral ecology, sustainability issues, and action steps, available resources for healing, and repair of Sacred Earth.

This semi- silent retreat includes time outside to walk, sit, swim, and relate with beings in nature.

Time: Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5 pm to Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 am

Presenters: Nancy Erts, OP and Carol DeAngelo, SC

Fee: $525 (includes all meals)

Registration deposit $75, full payment due by August 3



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