Attention to our Natural World

As we pay closer attention to the beauty that surrounds us, we are reminded, in the words of Pope Francis that “there is a divine manifestation in the blaze of the sun and the fall of night” (Laudato Si’ #85).

Following is a collection of photos, audio files and videos of nature across Australia and Papua New Guinea.  We invite you to deepen your attention to the natural world as “attention is the beginning of devotion” (Mary Oliver).


Auckland, New Zealand (Marie Britza RSM)


Click the image to watch a short video of the garden at Santa Casa (Lizzie Finnerty RSM)