Carol Lundy, Our Lady of Scapular, was a part of a peaceful demonstration in one of many locations in the Niagara Region. We must pray for those who question whether to keep a baby. A baby is a life from the second of conception.
Starting Point: The Turtle
Choose a bench to sit on, or stand on the back of the turtle as you read this story
The Creation Story
The name Turtle Island (aka North America) comes from First Nations. Depending on the storyteller the story is different, but they mostly agree that the turtle is part of the creation story. In the Six Nations story sky woman fell from the sky and with help of the geese and ducks was placed on the back of a turtle. The turtle’s shell was too slippery so the beaver, otter and muskrat dove down to the depths to find some soil. Only the muskrat was successful and the sky woman danced upon the shell spreading out the soil. From her pockets she spread out the seeds that she had brought with her, to grow the plants for food and medicine used in the Haudenosaunee culture.
After a long walk with education and prayer, we ended with the Rosary being led by Deedee, our Diocesan Spiritual Development Chair
Tree of Peace
At the end of your walk stands an eastern white pine. A symbol of the Haudenosaunee constitution known as the Great Law of Peace. It also stands as a living memorial dedicated to the contributions and sacrifices made by Six Nations and Native Allies on Queenston Heights and throughout the War of 1812.
I did spend time praying the Rosary at the Landscape of Nations Sept 8th in Queenston Heights, in advance of volunteering as usher for the Celebration of Nations events at the PAC in St Catharines that weekend. It was well done and a good place for reflection. I published it to our CWL earlier but dont know at this time if other members made the journey. We did have a group pray a rosary for reconciliation at our Church Grotto in June however….
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