St. Mary’s Ryken senior feels call ‘to protect God’s creation’ for future generations

In his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis said the faithful must “realize that their responsibility within creation, and their duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of their faith.”

For St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s graduating senior Catherine Furtado, that realization began when she was a young student at St. Peter’s School in Waldorf where she said, “I not only learned about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, but also the greater importance of caring for God’s creation.”

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