Earlier this year, the Society of Jesus announced four new Universal Apostolic Preferences that will guide its mission for the next 10 years. One of these preferences was "To collaborate in the care of our Common Home," a call to protect the environment. To help answer this call, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections produced by Fr. John Surette, SJ, a member of the USA Northeast Province.
For the past 30 years Fr. Surette has been giving retreats and workshops on the Interface of Cosmology, Geology, and Spirituality as well as on the Divine-Human relationship, the Human-Human relationship, and the Earth-Human relationship. All of his recent retreats have been inspired by Pope Francis who, in his recent letter on the environment, has urged Catholics to develop an ecological dimension to their spirituality.