Mother Earth’s delinquent child?




“Humanity is acting like Mother Earth’s delinquent child.
We depend on nature for the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Yet, we have brought chaos to the natural world: poisoning our planet with pollution, wiping out species and ecosystems with abandon, and destabilising our climate with greenhouse gas emissions,”  

-from: António Guterres , UN Secretary-General message 2024 – Full Message below.



As a Congregation endeavouring to become more attuned to the Cry of Earth, Brigidines acknowledge that in our time, the message – in the growing environmental concerns, diminishing natural resources and severe climate change – is louder than ever.
International Mother Earth Day, 22 April, is also more significant – drawing attention to the plight of Earth and also to the call for an active response.

One thing everyone can do: 

The theme for Mother Earth Day 2024  is “Planet vs Plastics.”
Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in oceans and landfills. Plastic enters the food chain, harms wildlife and pollutes our environment.  Everyone can limit plastic use.


Read:  UN Secretary-General ‘s  full message:  International Mother Earth Day 2024


“If  ‘the universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely…  there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. ‘
(If) the world sings of an infinite Love:
how can we fail to care for it?”
 – Laudate Deum 65