(Brenden Dines, Sharon Horace, DC, and Carolyn Cromer)
Sister Sharon Horace of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, visited Nazareth to spend the day learning about SCNs’ efforts to care for Earth. S. Sharon is the liaison for her province to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. She became familiar with the SCNs’ efforts through the Ecological Sustainability web page a year ago, and since then has exchanged ideas with Carolyn Cromer, of the SCNs’ Office of Ecological Sustainability, on how to respond to the Action Platform. A recent move to Evansville, Indiana prompted S. Sharon to make a personal visit to Nazareth.
Carolyn and AmeriCorps Member Brenden Dines showed S. Sharon around campus, including the solar panels and tankless hot water heaters in Carrico, the Motherhouse recycling centers, natural materials used in renovations, and tree-planting efforts. Susan Gatz, Theresa Knabel, and Tonya Severin, SCNs and members of the Ecological Sustainability Committee, joined Sharon for lunch where they shared some of the history of the journey SCNs have taken in their mission to care for Earth.