The Laudato Si’ Project is proud to announce two new partnerships- St. Bruno’s Parish and School in Dousman and The Schoenstatt Sisters Retreat Center in Waukesha.
St. Bruno’s Parish has a vibrant “Green Team” that has been Living Laudato Si’ in various ways. They have dedicated members that have conducted Laudato Si’ studies, had an energy audit done for the parish, helped create a school garden, and they even hold educational presentations for parishioners. As the Laudato Si’ Project continues its ministry in parishes and schools, we are happy to have the St. Bruno Green Team as a model of what can be done by dedicated parishioners.
Check out our new Parish and School Partnership page on our website to get something started at YOUR Parish or School.
The Schoenstatt Retreat Center is run by the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. They have a beautiful campus, a great new building, and they host local, state, and international visitors. An integral part of a retreat at Schoenstatt is walking around the several hundred acre property of the retreat center. The Laudato Si’ Project has partnered with the Sisters to assist them in increasing the ecological value of the land while improving the experience of a retreatant. Some of the present and future projects include: oak savannah restoration, trail creation and maintenance, bluebird nest box installation, educational signage, prairie plantings, and conservation planning for the lands now in agriculture.
“The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face.” Laudato Si’ (223)