Message of Sr. Maria Escayola at the meeting of the JPIC

on 31 Aug, 2021

Rome (Italy), 08/31/2021, JPIC.- Sr. Maria Escayola Coris, Superior General, was present yesterday through a video, at the online International Meeting organized by Sr. Jacintha Gracy Miranda, Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinator, for the delegates of JPIC of the structures of the Congregation. We share her words with you.


Dear Sisters,

I am happy to greet you and welcome you through this video, to the JPIC online meeting and work together, since I am on my return journey from France. The invitation of Sr. Jacintha Gracy Miranda is very clear and concrete; this will help you to deepen the spirit of Laudato Si’ and to apply the means to implement some of the aspects that Pope Francis and the Church proposes to us, so that we can progress in an "ecological conversion" to which the 55th General Chapter has invited us.

Every day we receive information about natural catastrophes caused by global warming, which affects all parts of the world. No one is safe and conditions show that there is not much time left to take action to curb the consequences of the abuse of natural resources and the aggressions against nature. We still have a long way to go to raise awareness and feel that we have a personal and communal responsibility in this aspect. often we consider that our small actions have no value. At other times we set ourselves some goals, but then we lack the perseverance to turn gestures and actions into a regular habit in the respect of the environment.

I know that many structures are already working to implement Laudato Si’. However, I consider it very important to have a joint itinerary for the Congregation, which will help us walk in Synodality and to become aware that each one, in her own measure and wherever she may be contributes either a grain or a stone to respond to the challenges posed to the entire humanity. The proposals of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development of the Holy See cover very concrete characteristics. Perhaps we will not arrive at everything, but the commitment of all of us is indispensable. I encourage you to work seriously to help us journey along this path, rooted in the Gospel and in the Charism of Marie Poussepin. May she and the Virgin Mary enlighten and accompany you in the work you do together. Thank you for your collaboration, support and contribution. I wish you to have a good work together.

Thank you very much, Sr. Maria Escayola