The Honoring Earth conference will be full of insights into how we can honor God’s creation of our earthly home. This event will take place at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. The morning conference begins with Kyle Kramer, executive director of the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center. Participants will then have the choice of three breakout workshops. The Saturday afternoon retreat is led by Emily DeMoor, a theology professor with Brescia University.
CONFERENCE: (Saturday morning through lunch)
9:15-10:30 a.m. – Keynote address:
Our New Sacred Story: Finding our Place in an Unfolding Universe – presented by Kyle Kramer
One of the key insights from modern science has been the new cosmological story we have learned about our evolving universe, which is unfolding in time and space at scales we can scarcely comprehend. As our faith traditions are finding ways to learn from and engage with this story, we have a whole new way to contemplate the sacredness of creation, from the farthest-flung stars to the sacred ground directly beneath our feet. With Thomas Berry as companion and guide, this presentation will explore how we can claim our place of belonging within our world and give ourselves to the Great Work of restoring a healthy relationship between us and the Earth.
Solar Energy for your Home – Kentucky Solar Energy Society
Creating a Backyard Wildflower Garden, Tom Bogenschutz
Insights and Pleasures of Gardening – Dr. Bill Tyler
RETREAT: (Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m., presented by Emily DeMoor)
Sacred Spaces and Moments of Grace
Join us in reconnecting to sacred places within and outside of ourselves as a way of engaging in what the Rev. Thomas Berry declared the “Great Work” of our time. This retreat is an opportunity to further explore sacramental theology and open ourselves to what God is calling forth in us in response to pressing environmental problems. We will invoke the ideas of theologians, saints, scientists and nature writers as we deepen our understanding of an ecological spirituality, so as to turn an epic moment of crisis into a regenerative moment of grace.
Morning Conference only, workshop and speaker – $30
Conference and Retreat, including lunch – $55
Call 270-229-0206 or email [email protected] for more details.
Event is subject to change due to Covid safety protocols.