On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. To help those who serve in Catholic health ministry make meaning of the connection between the environment, our health and our ministry's commitment to faithfully heal the earth, CHA offers resources for your use.
New for 2016 Earth Day
- Video: That All May Flourish – A Meditation for Earth Day. This video (3:08) includes vivid photos and a moving meditative text that will walk viewers through a reflection on our call to be good stewards of God’s creation.
- Prayer. This hardcopy prayer is a companion piece to the video, That All May Flourish.
- Video: A Reflection on Earth Day. This video (1:34) includes captivating moving imagery of nature interspersed with three timely quotes of Pope Francis from his U.S. and recent Mexico visits.
- Earth Day Reflection Card. Quoting Pope Francis, this card provides an inspiring image as well as a prayer on the backside. It is available for order from CHA. (The card is no cost and includes complimentary shipping).
Previous Earth Day Resources
Earth Day Video Reflection. Feel free to widely share this video reflection, set to the Hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth," via email, internet and intranet, on video monitors in your facilities and offices, social media channels and more.
Earth Day Prayer. This one-page prayer is available as a PDF or Word document for your customization.
Respect for Creation Prayer Card. This 5x7 card includes a quote from Pope Francis and a prayer.Order free copies for sharing with your associates or download one.
Faithfully Healing the Earth Poster. This poster offers a clear, concise statement of how we, as the people of Catholic health care, can be better stewards of God's creation.
Further Resources. In addition to CHA's offerings, there are many available resources for your Earth Day activities, including:
Related CHA Events. CHA has several timely, relevant event opportunities for you to attend or reference, including:
CHA-member Environmental Resources, Policies and Procedures. This page will connect you to some shared documents. Please submit any you would like to add.
CHA Hardcopy Resources. CHA has many booklets and guides related to climate change and environmental stewardship. Access them here.
Video Reflection and companion piece for the video, a Prayer of Intercession, should a group want to pray together before or after viewing the video.
Prayers and additional reflections:
CHA has received the following resources to share with the ministry thanks to the generosity of Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E):
In addition, here are some links that may be helpful for Earth Day and beyond: