Got Butterflies?

Paul L. Bucklaw
3 min readNov 7, 2021

Why Are Monarch Butterflies Important?

What are some of the benefits of planting gardens ?

Laudato Si’ Gardens are sacred places that promote in us a love for all of God’s creation. The gardens contribute to enhancing local biodiversity and environmental justice with their special emphasis on the beauty of native plants, food and the dignity of all people.

Laudato Si’ Gardens help people to remember the goodness and peaceful serenity of God’s creation and to recover the original harmony between God, our first parents and all of creation in the Garden of Eden. They are sacred spaces where all of God’s families can gather to pray and to celebrate the outdoors.

Laudato Si’ Gardens also serve as a place for encounters with local community members, including children, the elderly, diverse ethnic groups and the physically challenged. They provide a means to knit the community’s social threads together, thus promoting neighborhood cohesion, solidarity and peace.

Healing. Forgiveness. Penance. Remediation of wrongs.

Enjoyment. teaching our children well.

Loving your neighbor and community.

Learning Science and how to plan and budget.

Can you think of any others ?

So the idea is to plant Laudato Si’ Gardens in our communities.

In spaces like this. This one is at Frances Xavier Warde School.

The heart of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The vision is to bring about some change in this area.

Have children do a writing exercise to see what they would do with this area.

Paul L. Bucklaw

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