We embrace Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si (Praise be to you, Lord) as the foundation for all our works of environmental stewardship and justice.

The IHM Sisters partner with all who embrace this call to love our Mother Earth who is like a sister to whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. (Laudato Si, 2015).

Jan and Sara planting trees native to Northeast Pennsylvania.

Laudato Sí Action Platform Commitment Statement

Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA

The unconditional love of the Holy One embraces all creation. This boundless and inclusive love summons us IHM Sisters to live in radical interdependence and kinship with our fragile and precious planet.

We align ourselves with the spirit of Laudato Si and pledge our time, energy, and resources to collaborate with others on a 7 year journey of education, advocacy, and action for the sake of Earth, our Common Home.

We commit to restoring right relationship with the created world and to using imagination, creativity, and fresh thinking to bring about God’s dream for the flourishing of our beautiful and wounded world.