Week Four: Earth Examen

Week Four - Earth Examen (directions)


Week Four - Earth Examen (prayer service)


Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace (two copies to a page)


Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace (one copy to a page)


Additional resources:

1. For an animated video about invasive species and ideas for ways to fight invasive species, see The Nature Conservancy, “Invasive Species: What You Can Do.” https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/protect-water-and-land/land-and-water-stories/invasive-plant-species-invasive-species-educa

2. For information on biodiversity and links to more resources, see Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, “What is Biodiversity?” American Museum of Natural History. https://www.amnh.org/research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/what-is-biodiversity

3. For information on biodiversity and ways to protect biodiversity, see Greentumble’s “10 Ways to Protect and Conserve Biodiversity.” https://greentumble.com/10-ways-to-conserve-biodiversity/

4. For another example of an Earth Examen, watch Sister Judith Blizzard and the Felician Sisters’ “Examen Prayer for Our Earth.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PumNgoIbgR4

5. For ideas for creating your own Earth Examen, see the Office of Justice and Ecology of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and the Ignatian Solidarity Network, Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity: An Ignatian Examen.  http://www.ecologicalexamen.org/

6. Seeing your connection to the Earth can encourage you to change your perspective and actions. For inspiration, see Jonathon Braden, “What is an Ecological Conversion?” Laudato Si’ Movement. June 24, 2021. https://laudatosimovement.org/news/what-is-an-ecological-conversion-en-news/