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All programs are held/begin in MEEC in St. Joseph Hall unless otherwise noted in program description.  View a map and directions.

Winter/Spring 2016

Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration
Tuesday, December 22, 6:30 - 8 a.m.
Sieben Hall, Mount St. John

We will observe the longest night of the year with prayers for world peace and a reflective candlelight procession through the woods of Mount St. John. A bonfire in the prairie at sunrise will welcome the Prince of Peace. Hot beverages and a light breakfast provided.  Free will offerings accepted. RSVP to 937/429-3582 or Follow signs to park in Lot C.

Beauty and Resilience: A Winter Wisdom Retreat
Saturday, February 13, Noon - 5 p.m.
Sieben Hall, Mount St. John

Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D. Min., joins us to help us discover beauty, which alters our physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.  Through imagery, poetry and prayer, we'll reawaken a fresh perspective for embracing beauty's depth and breadth.  We'll also be joined by Rebecca Potter, Ph.D., who will lead an optional experience of reflective writing  from which we'll emerge with insights for the rest of winter and a readiness for spring's new growth.  Nature hikes and time for individual prayer and reflection are also options.  Download registration brochure here.

Why Garden With Native Plants
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. - Noon (includes lunch)
St. Monica St. George Parish, Cincinnati

Join MEEC Program Coordinator Tara Poling for an introductory workshop on gardening with native plants.  We'll cover why to incorporate natives into your landscape and how to make your native garden a success.  Download an information flyer here


The Catholic Climate Covenant is providing materials for parishes and faith communities to host educational and reflective gatherings on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si.  Contact MEEC to host an event for your group.

Upcoming events

Our Winter Wisdom retreat, Beauty and Resilience, is February 13. 

Gardening with Native Plants at St. Monica St. George Parish in Cincinnati on February 20.

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