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Nature’s Surge of Green

Sunset over the water


Saint Hildegard of Bingen used the term ”viriditas” to describe the energy of the sun transformed by plants into growth and life. While we can observe it in gardens and forests, Hildegard believed we could also cultivate it in our souls, as God constantly co-creates us. She thought connection with nature brought a “primordial joy.”


Dearest God,
Our earth faces crisis, and
Our faith issues a clarion call to pay attention.
Help us do the actions most suited to our gifts,
And most effective for change.


Resolve to find out more about organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, an army of young people working to elect political candidates who are committed to working against climate change.

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