Dorothy, your kind and tender relationship with the earth was engendered in you by your father who taught you to love the earth, smell its warm, rich soil and rejoice in what it produced. From your mother, you learned love and generosity for those who have less. We give thanks for Christian parents who model faith and generosity in their children. Your wisdom about sustainable farming has enriched those struggling in the Amazon Rainforest.
PRAYER: We pray that those who work with the land be treated justly and with respect.
ACTION: Today, plant something–a seed or hope in someone’s heart.
This reflection was written by Sr. Jacinta Martinez, SNDdeN,. Sr. Joan Krimm, SNDdeN, selected the Dorothy Stang quotation.