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God gave us this planet. This prayer can be our guide to saving it.
Environmentalists are mourning the death of Charity Sr. Paula Gonzalez, a Cincinnati nun who spent the last 45 years of her life advocating for renewable energy. Gonzalez, 83, died July 31 at the Charity Sisters’ Ohio motherhouse.
Sister González encouraged “living lightly” on the Earth and did so herself in unconventional ways.
Sister Paula González hasn’t worn a habit in a long time. Then again, she breaks the mold in a lot of ways. Her more frequent attire for the last 40 years has been an Earth T-shirt. Her first shirt, bought in the early ’70s, displayed the words “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Today’s adds the words “Restore” and “Replenish,” a sign of progress, said the 82-year-old.
Sister Paula Gonzalez, SC, the visionary founder of EarthConnection as a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth, died peacefully on July 31, 2016. She opted for a green burial and was laid to rest in the cemetery of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on August 2nd. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Motherhouse chapel on August 4th at 3:00 PM. Her death is difficult for all those who...
March 5, 2020
In recent years the landscaping around the front of EarthConnection (EC) has consisted of those native wild flower plants we planted, e.g., Purple Cone Flower, Black-eyed Susan, Daylilies, Bee Balm, and Wild Bergamot. Then there are the ones who planted themselves, for example, New England Aster, Common Milkweed, Common Yarrow, Wild Lettuce, Dandelion, Common Chicory, Red Clover and White Clover, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Canada thistle.