Honoring Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ

Mary and John

Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ pictured here in Massachusetts in 1990 where they created the Spirit Earth Ministry.

It is with great pleasure that The Well Spirituality Center will be honoring Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ on May 22, 2016.

Mary was on the team of CSJs who co-founded the eco-spirituality ministry of the Center in the late 1990s.  Mary is an artist and a visionary. She recognizes and responds to the Holy within all. As an adjunct member of The Well staff, Mary invites all who participate in her “programs” to that same awareness.  Her vision for a mutually enhancing Earth- Human future has driven all that she does both within the Well and within her Art ministry.

Fr. John joined The Well staff 13 years ago. John’s prophetic vision of a vibrant Earth community is demonstrated through his contributions in the classroom and through his homilies. His dedication to ushering in the ecozoic era led him to generously establish the SpiritEarth Library. This library is the largest of its kind in the Midwest, thanks to John’s commitment to its upkeep and expansion.

Together John and Mary established the Sacred Universe Award and the SpiritEarth publication. SpiritEarth is a publication that advances The Well’s mission as a regional Center for telling and engaging the Universe Story and fostering the evolving role of humankind in the great drama.

Beginning with Thomas Berry in 1993, The Sacred Universe Award recognizes leaders in the field whose work and life fosters mutually enhancing human-Earth relationships.

Consider joining us for this festive celebration beginning with mass at 3pm and followed by an Italian dinner and auction. http://www.csjthewell.org/courses/bloom-italiano-may-22-2016-benefit/