Villa St Joseph Ecology and Spirituality Centre is owned and staffed by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. This historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario has a long and varied history. We value holistic spirituality inclusive of all peoples and all the earth. We approach ministry and programs from an ecological, inter-faith and justice-oriented stance. Our centre offers a quiet, relaxing environment in which to rest, pray, reflect and be renewed in body and spirit.
Spring is finally on its way. The Crocus are up. The seedlings are well established, the bees are out and even the birds are singing. Our little cactus is so happy it has two flowers soaking in the sun.
Recently, at the Villa we were watching a documentary on Sisters aired on Salt and Light T.V. In an interview, a Sister in Africa suddenly asked, “Am I simply an admirer of Jesus Christ or am I his follower?”
When we think about plants, we don't often associate a term like "behavior" with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!