The Amazon: Common Home

10/01/2019 3:19 pm

cry of the earth. cry of the poor.

Our Statement

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration has declared a Revolution of Goodness by committing to action that demonstrates how we are interconnected, united in Christ. We are committed to building bridges of relationships that stretch us to be people of encounter who stand with all suffering in our Earth Community. That is why  FSPA  joined other religious congregations in a global call to prayer for the Vatican’s October 2019 Synod, “The Amazon: new paths for the Church and for integral ecology” in Rome. During the Amazon Synod, bishops from around the world gathered to consider the dire ecological needs of the Amazon region and its people.

We continue to be inspired by the writings of Pope Francis in Laudato Si where he writes (92), “ Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth.” 

As members of the International Union of Superior Generals, we pledge our support of the Amazon Synod. Together we gather, listen and pray for the reality and spirituality of the Amazon region. We understand that it is our calling to hear the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor.

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