A new documentary (January 2017) shares the story of Holy Cross Abbey‘s search for sustainability for their community. Through a study process from the University of Michigan, involvement in the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program, and a new partnership with a Community Supported Agriculture farm, the abbey offers a witness to the importance of the stewardship of Creation.
Takeaway quote (at minute 35:56): “What’s happening at Holy Cross Abbey isn’t some pie in the sky academic exercise. Indeed, it raises two profound questions: Can faith communities and agricultural interests find common ground? And is there a balance between working the land and consecrating it?”
More information about the film is available on the producer’s website.
(Editor’s note: this is a compelling story about a community facing existential issues regarding its own survival, and seeking to ensure the stewardship of their land as an essential part of their legacy. Their witness is remarkable.)