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Caring for Our Common Home: The CFC Nationwide Tree Growing Day
Thursday, July 30, 2015

IN POPE Francis’ latest encyclical Laudato Si', he reminds the faithful that humanity’s common home is “like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.” He also quoted from St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of Creatures: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.”

To concretely live this out, Couples for Christ declared July 18, 2015 as Nationwide Tree Growing Day. CFC from the Metro Manila Sectors and the Philippine Missions, in partnership with DENR-PENRO, planted thousands of seedlings all over the country. The activity was spearheaded by OIKOS, with help from CFC HOLD’s Ang Ganda Mo! and YFC’s Greeneration. The activity was also in support of the Philippine National Greening Program.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provided CFC with the planting area and seedlings, while CFC took care of the transportation and manpower to do the actual planting.

Members from CFC and the Family Ministries actively participated and genuinely enjoyed the experience. Perhaps this could be a yearly event? (Text: CFC Docu Team; Photos courtesy of Metro Manila Missions and Philippine Missions Documentation)


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