Our Commitment


“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future …. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.” — The Earth Charter (2000)
(Artwork by Sr. Christopher Marie Wagner, OSF)

Based on our Franciscan worldview, we believe that Jesus Christ came as brother to all created reality, and as Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia we acknowledge our oneness with the universe. We call ourselves to proclaim in a viable and tangible manner our belief in the Cosmic Christ. Therefore, we commit ourselves:

  • To reverence all that exists
  • To preserve the integrity of the land entrusted to our care
  • To dialogue and explore with others the implications of eco-spirituality
  • To promote positive environmental behaviors
  • To celebrate our oneness with the universe

ECO Concerns
ECO Audit
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