The community of Puerto Triunfo, Paraguay, gathered during Laudato Si’ Week to celebrate as “Custodians of Creation in the Style of Joan Antide” on Tuesday 23.
At the moment of forgiveness, a young woman danced with a jug of pure water to ask for forgiveness:
- For not properly valuing this vital liquid and for wasting it;
- for the pesticide-contaminated water that affects many brothers and sisters in our area;
- for not being faithful to the water of our baptism and believing ourselves owners and not custodians of creation.
Just as St. Jeanne Antide shared her experiences through her letters to sisters and benefactors, some community members shared their witness of service encouraging us to be seeds of a new style, to bear fruits of fraternity and care, to grow life in all its dimensions.