LOWELL, MICHIGAN (03-21-2019) – Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, Ph.D. and Dr. Philip Sakimoto of the University of Notre Dame presented an engaging talk on”Banana Peels and Climate Change: A Daily Examen” at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, Ada, Michigan on March 21. Using principles expressed by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato si’: Care for Our Common Home, the two scientists proposed a daily examen of the events of each day and how that might lead to practical steps to increase one’s personal caring for creation. Dr. Sakimoto is an astrophysicist and and the former Acting Director of NASA’s Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program. Sister Damien Marie is the Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College. Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE, Mother Co-foundress, was a special guest at the presentation.