Pause + Pray

A Surge of Green

Young woman holding sunflowers in her hands while standing in a field


Saint Hildegard of Bingen used the term viriditas to describe the energy of the sun transformed by plants into growth and life. While we can observe it in gardens and forests, Hildegard believed we could also cultivate it in our souls, as God constantly co-creates us. She thought connection with nature brought a “primordial joy.”


Dearest God,
Our earth faces crisis, and
Our faith issues a clarion call to pay attention.
Help us do the actions most suited to our gifts,
And most effective for change.


Resolve to find out more about organizations who are committed to working against climate change.

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