The Path to Paris

paris_15_countingAs our sisters, Pat Daly, Elise Garcia, Margaret Mayce, and Pat Siemen, prepare to travel to Paris for the Climate Summit, we hold them in our hearts and prayers. They are leaving after Thanksgiving, so we pray not only for safe
travel, but for their safety while in Paris. Certainly, their hearts are filled with different emotions since the recent bombings in France. The experience with the heightened security will surely be different.

This month, rather than sending you a fact sheet, we are providing a link to the webpage, Path to Paris, which has been created by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concern. Not only are there wonderful study guides there, but also prayers for each topic, some of which you might want to use as a table grace on Thanksgiving.

We note that, like our study of the past year, Path to Paris links the issue of climate change to other critical issues that we face. The topics covered are:

Climate justice is a movement toward lasting peace

Climate change threatens food security

Extreme weather and the cry of the poor

Rising sea levels are the cry of Earth

May all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let us keep the work of the Paris Climate Summit and the safety of all who will be gathered there in our prayers!

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About opreach

I am Sister Pat Farrell, OP, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. We are known as the Order of Preachers, and the Dominican charism of Preaching is very real in my life. The words of St. Paul resonate within me: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16) The quote on the header of OPreach is from the Dominican Saint Catherine of Siena. "Preach as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world." I live at St. Luke Convent - a House of Hospitality - in River Forest, Illinois with another sister. I enjoy walking, hiking, and photography. The Chicago area has some great places for all of that!
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