Today is designated as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The image below shows a detail of the waste land behind our monastery, which sprang into life during the spring and early summer.

Pope John Paul II said: ‘There is a growing threat to the environment, to the vegetation, animals, water and air. Sacred Scripture hands us the image of Cain who rejects his responsibility: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The Bible shows the human person as his brother’s keeper and the guardian of creation which has been entrusted to him’.

‘In Him we live, and move, and have our being’ – and this includes the creation as an expression of the love and grandeur of God. May God bless each one of us in our responsibility for what God has entrusted to us.