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Embracing God's Creation: Tour of the Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11am to 12pm 

Join us on a tour of the Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub.   If you've not been there, the Hub is a one-stop shop for all of your hard to recycle materials! If you plan to come you will receive parking logistics next week. 

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Embracing God's Creation: Imago Immersion

Saturday, April 6,2024, 9am to 12pm

Join us on a family-friendly immersion to Imago Earth Center in Price Hill, learning about the good work of this nature center and helping hands-on with some trail maintenance and invasive species removal! 

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Embracing God's Creation: Panel on Green Cincinnati Plan and Faith Communities' Engagement

November 9, 2023, 7:00 PM at Bellarmine Chapel and Livestream

Faith Communities Go Green responds to Green Cincinnati's 2023 plan, featuring Molly Robertshaw, City of Cincinnati's Equity and Engagement Program Manager; Dr. Anas Malik, Xavier University Professor of Political Science; and Sr. CJ Willie, SC, Founding Member of Faith Communities Go Green.

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Plant Communication 101

October 16, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Xavier NEXUS Community Garden 

Join us in the NEXUS Community Garden to explore garden plant ecology and communication with Dr. Kat Morris, Xavier Professor of Botany. In case of rain, the event will be relocated to HUB Room 339 across the street.

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Active Discipleship Day

October 14, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Xavier Gallagher Student Center

Join our Jesuit Parish Family and Community Action Day for service and reflection fun, ideal for the whole family. Enjoy provided breakfast and lunch and choose from outdoor and indoor service site options.

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Embracing God's Creation: Following Faithfully in the Footsteps of Francis

October 9, 2023, 7:00 PM at Bellarmine Chapel and Livestream

Learn about the importance of Eco-Theology and Laudato Si' from the Executive Director of the Collaborative for the Common Good and Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wingate University Dr. Catherine Wright.

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Embracing God’s Creation: Turner Farm Immersion

October 7, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Turner Farm in Indian Hill

Experience traditional farm life by learning about the organic, natural farming processes at Turner Farm. You may even get the chance to feed a pig!

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Share the Journey Concert: A Night of Music for Migrant-Serving Organizations

September 23, 2023, 7:00 PM at Bellarmine Chapel

Enjoy the talents of local musicians while helping to raise money to support immigrant families through organizations such as Jesuit Refugee Services, Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, Casa de Paz, and Kino Border Initiative.

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Embracing God’s Creation: Farbach Werner Hike and Animal Encounter

September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Farbach Werner Nature Reserve in Colerain

This family-friendly event is great fun for all ages! Enjoy a guided hike, animal encounter, and a picnic lunch at the beautiful Farbach Werner Nature Reserve.

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Xavier Jesuit Academy Ground Breaking

September 13, 2023, 11:00 AM at the Xavier Jesuit Academy

Join us for the Ground Breaking ceremony for the Xavier Jesuit Academy, a new scholarship-funded, Jesuit Catholic elementary school for young males scheduled to open in the fall of 2024.

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Feast of Ignatius All Family Mass

July 30 2023, 10:00am at the Xavier University Yard (rain location Bellarmine Chapel and GSC)

Join the Jesuit Family with an All Family Mass as we celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Earth Day Retreat

April 22, 2023, 9:00am at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford

Another immersive event relating to Earth Day in the Embracing God's Creation series sponsored by the Cincinnati Jesuit Family.

Climate Change: What Can We Do?

April 17, 2023, 7:00pm at Bellarmine Chapel    Watch it here

Responding faithfully to the call of Laudato Si' with Dr. John Sneigocki, professor in the Theology Department and Co-Chair of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice.

Mill Creek Alliance Clean Up Day

March 25, 2023, 10:00am-1:00 pm

An event for community members of all ages to come together for Clean Up Day at the Mill Creek Alliance.

Water Is Sacred: A Panel on Spirituality, Science, and Environmental Justice

March 20, 2023, 7:00pm at Bellarmine Chapel

Water is Scared panel focused on the intersection of spirituality, science, environmental justice, and our local watershed.

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Caring for God’s Creation: The Laudato Si’ Action Platform Conference

March 4, 2023, at the University of Dayton

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this conference gathers people of all ages to learn about the Laudato Si' Action Platform; and to act together in local parishes, schools, homes, and congregations to care for God's creation.

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Honoring 10 Years of Pope Francis' Papacy

Released March 1, 2023

This 20 min video highlights the values the Pope has exemplified since his election on March 13 and that have touched the hearts of people around the world as shared by dozens of people at Xavier University; the tribute is narrated by President Dr. Colleen Hanycz.
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Knowing and Loving our Ecological Place, a presentation by Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI

February 20, 2023, at Bellarmine Chapel

Director of the Marianist Environmental Education Center at the University of Dayton.  The presentation will be at Bellarmine Chapel. Sr. Leanne will share reflections on the biodiversity crisis and her own ecological conversion experiences.

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Screening of the Laudato Si' Movement's Pope Francis documentary, The Letter

February 16, 2023, 7:00pm at the Kennedy Auditorium of the Conaton Learning Commons on Xavier University's campus.

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Night Hike for Families

February 4, 2023, at French Park

We will meet in the lower lot, do a fun winter hike under the full moon with Steve Lavelle of the St. Xavier High School Biology Department, and end with some hot cocoa.

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Book Discussion: "Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.'s Spiritual Sponsor"

January 26, 2023, 7:30pm at Bellarmine Chapel

Author Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein discusses her book on the remarkable friendship between one Jesuit and a founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Care for Creation-Themed Taize Prayer Service

January 19, 2023, at Bellarmine Chapel

A Taize prayer service integrated with an Ecological Examen led by Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ.

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