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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5, 2020
This workshop will center on the issues and implications of ecological and climate change. It will look at the biblical basis for the commission given to us by a loving God that we are to care for the earth, reflecting on the correct and proper relationship between humanity as caretaker to the rest of creation. In addition to scripture, two other documents will be referenced and used: Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', and the California Bishops' letter of reflection on that encyclical. Conferences and time for personal private reflection are part of this workshop.
Fr. Aelred Niespolo has been a monk of Valymero since 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. Having completed the Master of Theology program at Oxford University, he teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. He is editor of the Valyermo Chronicle and has served as Director of Oblates.