Inspiration for Our Work

The inspiration for this work is threefold:

Laudato Se’, On the Care of Our Common Home    Pope Francis, 2015

The Appalachian Pastorals (Published by the Catholic Committee of Appalachia):

  • This Land is Home to Me;
  • At Home in the Web of Life; and
  • The Telling Takes Us Home:  Taking our Place in the Stories that Shape Us

And the work of the New Cosmology, particularly of the tradition of Thomas Berry, as it specifically applies to Central Appalachia.