One year on from the publication of Laudato Sí, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and Culture is holding a series of evenings in Galway, each with a guest speaker, to consider theoretical and practical responses to the Pope’s call to “care for our common home”.
The first evening in the series was held last Wednesday, 21 September. The title was ‘Loving and protecting Mother Earth using spiritual practices’, and it was led by Korko Moses SJ, a renowned Indian Jesuit who is a spiritual guide and founder of an ashram which draws together traditions from Christianity and the East.
Alternating between meditation and reflection on a spirituality respectful of Mother Earth, Fr Moses facilitated some thought-provoking discussion. He concluded the evening with a blessing for every aspect of creation, including all peoples of the world, living beings such as animals and plants, and indeed the Earth itself.
“Korko has a wonderful way about him. The ideas he shared were practical and interesting. The blessing at the end was a beautiful way to recognise our connections to not only other people, but also every aspect of creation,” said Angela Marson of the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture.
Each talk takes place at the Galway Bay Hotel from 8:00pm-9:30pm. The next evening will take place on 28 September, led by Gerry Clarke SJ (Parish Priest of Gardiner Street Church), who will look at ‘St Ignatius on decision-making, in the light of Laudato Sí’. It will take place, like all the evenings in the series, in the Galway Bay Hotel, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.
Full details about the series are available here.