Schoofs Preserve Stewardship and St. Dominic Retreat

 

This past week, Laudato Si’ Project helped put on the St. Dominic middle school retreat, as well as, a stewardship work day on the Schoofs Preserve for St. Theresa of Calcutta young adults group. For the stewardship work day, chilly temperatures were no barrier for this group. The Schoofs Preserve is a 51-acre preserve owned by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and our group was focused on removing invasive species like buckthorn and honeysuckle from around the pond to allow regeneration of native species like red-twig dogwood and elderberry. Thanks to all the young adults from Theresa of Calcutta for their hard work!

Laudato Si’ Project, in collaboration with MUHS and CMH, put on a great retreat for the IMG_2166St. Dominic middle school. Students were lead through a day of prayer and contemplation around Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si: Care for the Common Home. They participated in activities that helped them to better appreciate their relationship with God, one another, and creation. Students came to understand our interconnectedness to all parts of creation and ended the day making a commitment to care for our common home. Each received a prayer card, badge, and sticker to remind them to be the hands of Jesus to one another and to the world! Thanks to all the high school student and adult volunteers that made this a great experience for St. Dominic students.

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