Here’s another post by Tom Collingwood, who lead the retreat with Deacon Jerry Kotas. Good work and thanks to you both:
Creatio recently conducted a retreat on Creation Stewardship for seven parish leaders from five Denver area parishes. The retreat was provided at St. Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado. The focus of the retreat was to assist parish leaders to facilitate faith based environmental stewardship activities based on solid science and the Catholic faith and traditions. Specific retreat activities included nature interpretation walks on the John Paul II trail at St. Malo’s , lectures on how to initiate creation stewardship activities at the parish and community level, discussions on the Catholic stewardship ethic based on Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition and the elements of developing a Christian stewardship lifestyle.
An ongoing communication network was established so that parishes can share ideas and programs. Future retreats are planned to expand this parish network.