JOURNEY TO THE HEART: Falling In Love with Earth
We cannot save what we do not love. We cannot love what we do not know. How might a deeper understanding and appreciation of this place we call home give us much needed insight into who we are, how we relate to the whole and how we come to know Holy Mystery? Exploring the importance of story we will embark on a journey to discover our origins, experience the grand majesty of our planetary home and embrace our role as members of the Earth community.
Resource Persons: Sharon Zayac, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Springfield, Illinois. Sharon has a Master’s in Hospital Administration from Xavier University Cincinnati, OH. She served in various Hospital positions from 1984-1996. In 1996 she enrolled in a sabbatical program at Siena Spirituality Center in Water Mill, NY and in 2001 received her Master’s Degree in Earth Literacy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, IN. Sharon is co-founder of Jubilee Farm, her congregation’s 164-acre center for ecology and spirituality. Her book Earth Spirituality: In the Catholic & Dominican Traditions, (Sor Juana Press, 2003) shares many of her concepts. Sharon is active in Sisters of the Earth; Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation, and Dominican Alliance Promoters of Eco-Justice. Sharon has received many awards such as 2001 Women Making a Difference and Top 100 Women in Arkansas (1995).