Catholic Sisters Raise Giant Cross on Top of the Pipeline on Palm Sunday

Photo Credit: Kevin Lynn

From our friends at Lancaster Against Pipelines:

“The Adorers of the Blood of Christ held a very memorable Palm Sunday service. One hundred people braved the mud and chilly temps to “Stand With the Sisters” as they prayed, raised a 12-ft cross, and dedicated a heart-shaped meditation labyrinth directly atop the Transco pipeline that was forced on their land against their will. Fittingly, the Order’s official symbol is comprised of a cross and heart.

Yesterday also marked the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Adorers’ Columbia, Penn., community. Local Lancaster (Pa.)  media published a story on Saturday highlighting that history.

The Palm Sunday service at the Sisters’ outdoor chapel, followed by the dedication event in the pipeline right-of-way, was a powerful tribute to the deep religious convictions of this remarkable community of women, including their profound commitment to the sanctity of Creation.  See the LNP story here.

We continue to be inspired by the Adorers’ bold, public commitment todefend the Earth, curb fossil fuel use, and reduce climate change. The Sisters still await a ruling from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on their religious freedom lawsuit, which challenges the “right” of Williams to install a fracked gas pipeline on their own land in direct violation of their core religious convictions.”

Read more about the Adorers of the Blood of Christ’s battle to defend their land.

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