In February, Pope Francis invited us to pray for religious and consecrated women who serve in the Church, valuing their lives and their apostolate in the service of the most vulnerable.

What would the Laudato Si’ Movement be without the thousands of consecrated women who are out there behind the scenes caring for creation and carrying our message?

Last week, we traveled to Catania, Italy, to know the story of a Laudato Si’ Animator, the Sister María Lucía Siragusa. And, this week, from Brazil, we introduce you to Sister Maria Inez Amorim, of the Benedictine Missionary Sisters of Tutzing. 

“I care for creation because I’m part of it”, says Sister Inez from the garden of her house in the Brazilian city of Olinda, State of Pernambuco. She is happy with her charism of prayer, community life, and evangelizing action, in the congregation of the Benedictine Missionary Sisters.

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Sister Inez sees herself as a “daughter of the Earth” and is therefore in love with creation. She also feels “found” by the Laudato Si’ Movement, and thus, a “steward of the Earth”.

The Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing participate in the Laudato Si’ Movement, each one within our own realities, “trying to respond to the signs of the times in caring for the common home so that our livelihood does not disfigure the charm of all creation because everything is interconnected in this common home,” says the Sister.

Join Sister Inez and the hundreds of thousands of others standing for God’s creation by signing the petition today. “Healthy Planet, Healthy People”.

WATCH: Testimony of Brazilian Sister Inez

Learn about the monthly intention of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network with The Pope’s Video,  this month supported by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), which brings together more than 1,900 religious congregations. 

Learn more about the women religious who care for our common home: