With the theme, Caring for Earth, Caring for You, Erie (Pennsylvania) Catholic sisters have launched a Catholic Sisters Week social, broadcast, and print media campaign to heighten the awareness and importance of caring for our planet Earth, including a GoErie.com guest column by Pat Lupo, OSB, and Dorothy Stoner, OSB:

“Each year, Catholic Sisters Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the ministry and works of Catholic sisters in Erie, whether advocating for immigrants, caring for the poor, teaching children, fighting injustices, empowering women, promoting peace, and yes, caring for the Earth. This is why “Caring for Earth, Caring for You” is our focus for Catholic Sisters Week…


In the Erie Diocese, Catholic sisters demonstrate their commitment to the Earth in various ways: with environmental programs such as the one offered by the Neighborhood Art House; and through community gardens and urban farms such as those sponsored by Emmaus ministries and the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network. At Glinodo Center, the Benedictine Sisters are moving invasive plants from the woods, improving trails, and planting trees with Lake Erie Arboretum’s ReLeaf project. There is now a fishing easement along the west side of Seven Mile Creek from East Lake Road to Lake Erie and restoration of the creek’s corridor is underway. They are working towards carbon neutrality and their Care for the Earth committee has three working groups: waste streaming; carbon and energy; and woods and grounds.”

Read the full column at GoErie.com.