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Fierce Contemplation: The Nature Loving Nuns Who Stopped a Pipel

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Fierce Contemplation: The Nature Loving Nuns Who Stopped a Pipel

We see what we are doing with the pipeline as another way to be teachers.

- Sister Antoinette Doyle -

Fierce Contemplation: The Nature Loving Nuns Who Stopped a Pipel

On August 8, 2013, Ceciliana Skees and other sisters from Loretto and several other convents attended an informational meeting held by representatives of the Bluegrass Pipeline. A joint venture between Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the project would have transported natural gas liquids from fracking fields in Pennsylvania and Ohio southwest across Kentucky to connect with an existing pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico, with Loretto's land directly in its path. Frustrated with what they saw as a lack of helpful information, several of the sisters, including Skees, gathered in the center of the room and broke into song. A video of the sisters singing "Amazing Grace" was picked up by media outlets, and reached hundreds of thousands of people. Read on to learn more about these active nuns, and how they stopped the pipeline in its tracks. { read more }

Be The Change

Ask yourself what you most value in the natural world, then find out how you can do something to help support it. You can watch the video of the sisters' rendition of 'Amazing Grace' here. { more }

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