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Fr. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, and Marie North are the presenters for this mini-retreat.

“Greening” your home, your church and other parish or office buildings may seem like a daunting task. They may need renovations or other updates. You are hesitant to adopt sustainable practices, or you don’t know how to begin. Yet the younger generation is very concerned to take steps here. Should you consider sustainable practices and renewable energy choices more seriously?

You also have heard about Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ – “On Care for Our Common Home,” but you would like to know more for yourself and your church communities.

Each person has a role to play, and when people work together, we can make a significant difference locally and around the world. This March 28 Monday Mini-Retreat at St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa., will help individuals, families and faith communities understand more fully Pope Francis’ message and offer ways to begin to implement the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (see https://laudatosiactionplatform.org/laudato-si-goals/).

The presenters for this evening’s retreat are Fr. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, PhD, vice president for Mission at DeSales University, and Marie North, Laudato Si’ animator and certified sustainable building advisor. Fr. Kevin will speak about the meaning and significance of the encyclical, along with the sustainability efforts being made at the university, and Marie will offer practical tips and sustainability suggestions for homes, churches and facilities.

Onsite participation includes supper at 6 p.m., and the presentation will follow from 7-9 p.m. Others may wish to participate virtually, and they will be sent a link for the presentation. Interested persons may register at www.stfrancisretreathouse.org, or by calling 610-258-3053, ext. 10. Onsite participation is $35, and virtual participation is $20. We ask that onsite participants register one week in advance, and that virtual participants register four days in advance. Scholarships are available. Please contact Henry Beck at 610-258-3053, ext. 13.