June 26, 2015

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Nuns on the Bus tour makes a stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., June, 2012. (Orlanda Leyba, OP, Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan)

"Living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience."

- Pope Francis, from "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" (Chapter 6, Section III, Paragraph 217), as selected by Orlanda Leyba, OP, Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan

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