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Earth Care Corner - The Earth of Our Children's Children

posted Mar 16, 2017, 1:15 PM by Teri Marshall   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

Earth Care Prayer

The St. Michael Parish Earth Care Team offers this prayer for your reflection.  You might pray it every day this week.

What A Thing It Is

What a thing it is
to sit absolutely alone,
in the forest, at night,
cherished by this wonderful, unintelligible,
perfectly innocent speech,
the most comforting speech
in the world,
the talk that rain make by itself 
all over the ridges,
and the talk of the watercourses
everywhere in the hollows!
Nobody started it,
nobody is going to stop it.
It will talk as long as wants, this rain.
As long as it talks
I am going to listen.

Published in ”Prayers for the Earth” by Benetvision.  The prayer is by Thomas Merton, Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, KY, a poet, social activist, and mystic.

St. Michael Earth Care Team is looking for new members to be a part of our team.  Meetings are generally held quarterly; dates vary.  If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Earth Care Team, please contact Dave Smith at or the parish office at 517-627-8493.

St. Michael ECT – Bob Brown, Larry Doyle, Fr. Jim Eisele, Jim Hamilton, Hollie Huhn, Teri Marshall, Dave Smith.