GREY NUNS OF THE SACRED HEART
FOR THE GREY NUNS of the Sacred Heart, eco-spirituality ties together their Catholic faith and concern for the earth—we are
called to recognize, appreciate, celebrate,
and take care of the cosmos as a place of
God’s continuing self-revelation and creation.
Avid gardener Sister Constance Welsh,
G.N.S.H. has a deep respect for the earth as a
gift from God. After many years in elementary education, she became the groundskeeper
at the motherhouse in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
“There are many places on Earth where you
can feel the presence of God. In a garden,
God is present in the soil, in the flowers, in
the weeds, even in the slugs and the moles. A
garden is as holy as a chapel!” she says.
Welsh has been a Grey
Nun of the Sacred Heart
for more than 60 years. “I
can say with delight, I’m
glad I made the journey.”
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET
CELESTE’S DREAM Community Garden is a program of the young-adult spirituality and vocation ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Caron- delet (C.S.J.) in St. Paul, Minnesota. The garden provides a place to teach and share organic growing methods, create common ground,
provides an opportunity
to realize the mission of
the Sisters of St. Joseph
of Carondelet: loving God
and neighbor without
distinction. and invite people into the C.S.J. mission and community.
Through the garden, the sisters nurture intergenerational
relationships. Gardening together as a group, they share
their work and harvest with one another and others. They
also donate part of their bounty to a C.S.J. ministry and a
local food shelf.