MEEC Team | Calendar | Marianists | Publications | MSJ | Preserve

Food for Thought: Lenten Reflections on Food Justice


Who has food, and who doesn't?  What's wrong with our food system and what alternatives exist?  How do our food choices affect the most vulnerable members of the human family?  How does the act of feeding ourselves sustain - rather than degrade - ecosystems?  What response is God calling us to as co-creators of this marvelous community of life?

Based on the Common Lectionary readings (Cycle C), this resource includes a weekly reflection, suggested actions and prayers to guide the reader through the Lenten Season in prayerful consideration of food justice.  Suitable for individuals or communities.

Download Food for Thought

If you found this resource helpful, consider becoming a Friend of MEEC.  Members receive program discounts and benefits at Association of Nature Center Administrators-affiliated nature centers across the country, and support our mission of restoring communities of land and people.

You may also be interested in our Energy Fast.


On Monday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the U.S., Sr. Leanne will appear at a press conference with Nuns on the Bus in Columbus to highlight Francis' recent environmental encyclical and to push for better energy policy in our state. Read the press announcement here.  If you're in Columbus, join us at the event!

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

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis on October 3 from 1-4 p.m. at a special seed collection event in the Bro. Don Geiger Prairie at Mount St. John.

Join us at the University of Dayton for a livestream of Cardinal Peter Turkson's remarks on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, on Monday, November 2. Event starts at 6:46 in Sears Auditorium.  Information from OSU available here.

View calendar here.

Follow Us On Facebook