"Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it." - Pope Francis, Laudato Si, #139 *
Mercy is growing in awareness of how our choices impact Earth and persons who are poor. Sisters, associates, co-workers, students, volunteers and friends are changing personal habits and behaviors, adopting new policies and guidelines for institutions, and advocating with corporations and government leaders to reverence Earth and sustain life.