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2014 Lenten Energy Fast


“Take good care of creation. St. Francis wanted that. People occasionally forgive, but nature never does. If we don't take care of the environment, there's no way of getting around it."

– Pope Francis, Earth Day 2013

Drawing on Catholic Social Teaching, climate change science and scripture readings (Cycle A), this resource includes a weekly commentary, reflection questions and prayer suggestions to guide the reader through the Lenten Season in  consideration of climate justice.  Included are suggestions for an Energy Fast, and Forty Ways in Forty Days to cut personal energy use.  Suitable for use by individuals or communities.

Download the 2014 Energy Fast (double-sided printing layout)

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Call for submissions for our 2014 art and education exhibit, In a Changing World, is available here.

 Download our 2014 Energy Fast, a reflection guide on climate justice for Lent.  Click here.

The 2014 ANCA reciprocal membership list is out, and it now lists more than 180 nature centers throughout North America.  Friends of MEEC receive member benefits at all of them.  To join, click here.  To view the ANCA list, click here.

Upcoming events

Presentation by Dr. Lonnie Thompson, OSU Byrd Polar Research Center, Thursday April 3, University of Dayton

Land Service Volunteer Day Saturday, April 5

The student, the nun and the Amazon.  Documentary about the work and martyrdom of Sr. Dorothy Stang.  Wednesday April 9, University of Dayton.  Click here.

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