Generation Elderberry December 10, 2018

Our Sister Jeanne Clark, OP who leads our Homecoming Farm organic cooperative, was featured in “Loretto Earth Network News.” In this article, she talks about her fondness of the writings of Thomas Berry, the Passionate priest who wrote the book “Dream of the Earth.” Sister Jeanne follows his teachings, with fellow aging people, and they call themselves “elderberries.”

As Religious communities age, she talks of the importance of elders – guiding the younger generation especially in better practices that will protect the earth and all life. Sister Jeanne writes, “Earth is in need of so many things these days. One of these, I believe, is the active presence of elders. I am one of these who, at the age of eighty-one, find myself not winding down, not ready to retire and take a cruise somewhere, but one who is awake and alive to the times I am living in, knowing that I was born into these times with something only I can give by being who I truly am.”

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