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Only In Print: Respect For Earth Is Passionists’ Mission As Priests Open Thomas Berry Place

Father Jim O’Shea, the provincial of the Passionists for the Eastern U.S., says the living wall in Thomas Berry Place stands as a reminder that one must always respect nature. (Photo: Paula Katinas)

JAMAICA ESTATES — Every day is Earth Day for the priests at the Passionists Monastery, where preserving the environment is their year-round commitment.

They reopened their retreat house — now called Thomas Berry Place — on Ash Wednesday and have nearly completed an upgrade that includes such amenities as solar panels…

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