In a critical call to protect the precious, fragile gift of water, Catholic sisters invite others to join them in committing to care for this life-giving resource on Monday, March 14, at Allegheny Landing near the confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers.
The event, which coincides with International Day of Action for Rivers and the conclusion of Catholic Sisters Week, begins at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a river trail clean-up from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
In response to Pope Francis’ universal call to “care for our common home,” Region 4 of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is sponsoring the event. In a show of solidarity, Sisters from the region — which stretches from parts of Pennsylvania to North Carolina — are challenging Catholic sisters to engage in similar activities at river banks across the country.
“We want to thank God for the gifts we’ve been given, ask forgiveness for all the ways we have damaged (even destroyed) these gifts, and pray for the courage to protect our water and all our environmental world from harm,” says Sister Mary Parks, a member of LCWR and the leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden.
Joining the sisters will be local environmental groups who share their commitment to care for earth.
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Download a copy of the news release and the event flyer.