On September 25, the entire staff community of Holy Cross Catholic Separate School spent a day together at Camden Braes Golf & Country Club reflecting on Pope Francis’ recent encyclical ‘Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.
Our guest presenters came from the Office of Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation at Heathfield here in Kingston: Sr. Shirley Morris, SP, Sr. Pauline Lally, SP, and Bridget Doherty. Each of the presenters gave a short summary of one of the six chapters in this amazing encyclical. Interspersed between their presentations were group discussions, a Eucharistic Celebration with Fr. Leo Byrne presiding, and a wellness ice-breaker organized by our Arts Department. At the end of the day, we were all inspired to care for the earth our common home with more dedication and compassion.