A homily preached at St. Camillus Church
by Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM
Third Sunday of Easter
St. Camillus Earth Day celebration
April 19, 2015
Three stories: first one about the St. Francis Builds Mission trip to Pine Ridge reservation; second, the story of Christ’s resurrection and its impact on the early Church; and the third one is our story in the context of Easter and the Earth Day celebration.
On Monday morning, right after Easter Sunday, a group of 27 St. Camillus parishioners, including our pastor Fr. Mike and I, traveled to a Native American, Lakota reservation in South Dakota. The week that we spent there has left, impressed upon my mind and heart various memories and images: an enchanting landscape of the open prairies, gentle, rolling hills with wild horses along its ridges; breathtaking canyons and pine-tree covered Black Hills mountains. I can still hear…
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