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Eco-Missions

Fr. Darrell at an Eco-MissionThe Eco-Missions Project is no longer active, but was a wonderful ministry led by Fr. Darrell Rupiper, OMI. Fr. Rupiper passed away suddenly in February 2009 from cancer.

Learn more about the ecological awareness ministry of the Oblates.

Contact:

Oblate Ecological Initiative
4300 Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035

618-466-5004

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“We will not be moved to save that which we do not love.”

This was the premise of the Oblate Eco-Missions, which were two-week-long spiritual experiences and conscious raising events in parishes. The groups formed have become springboards for action to protect the environment.

Over a two-week period, parishioner-participants were led to become more deeply aware that “Heaven and Earth are full of God’s Glory!” The workshops were designed to nourish a sense of awe, wonder, reverence and gratitude for God’s creation.

What was given to us as a paradise – a veritable wonderland – is quickly being turned into a wasteland. We need to counter this by developing a reverence for creation.

In a moving ceremony for people, the story of the unfolding universe, as revealed by science, was taught and made into ritual.

Learn more about Eco-Missions…

‘Eco-Missions’ was a project of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in coordination with the:

Oblate Ecological Initiative
4300 Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035
618-466-5004

La Vista Ecological Learning Center

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