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EARTH DAY:  CHARLOTTETOWN

The Sisters of St. Martha Spirituality Center celebrated Earth Day at St. Pius X Church in magnificent fashion with a musical evening of earth-centered instrumental and vocal music.   There were delightful selections like “I Meant To Do My Work Today”… but a brown bird sang in an apple tree, a butterfly flitted across the field and a robin is calling me…played and sung by an accomplished harpist and singer.  Other selections included “Heavens Gate,” “Sea People”, “The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music,”  “Colour of the Wind” and a musical rendition of “Laudatio Si” presented by a number of different individuals and groups.  It was delightful! You can find the Harpist at: www.Youtube.com/user/quinnlana

The following day, the Sierra Club of PEI hosted an Earth Week Family Expo at the Farm Center. A number of child and family oriented activities with an environmental theme were featured. As well, there were numerous booths promoting such environmental themes as: Care of the wetlands and water sheds, keeping water public, creating “blue communities” and keeping PEI fracking free etc.  It is very encouraging to see such commitment to the care of the earth, our common home.  

Anne T. Gillis, JPIC Core Committee


Movie: Eye in the Sky has been out for a few weeks; fans of Helen Mirren (The Queen and Woman in Gold) may choose to check her out in this military role. The movie deals with the struggles involved in decisions in war.  We see a number of persons in different parts of the world sharing simultaneously (with their screens and phones) in a wartime decision that has political angles and moral considerations. The robotic cameras (a fly and a hummingbird) show us the sophistication of surveillance procedures available. A certain strength is demanded and expected of these people who do battle with evil forces in the world; I think their personal cost is a high one and I have gained a better understanding of PTSD. 

Eleanor McCloskey, CND

 

 

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