Sr. Rose Marie now proposes using New Mexico’s plentiful sunshine as an alternative to mined uranium-dependent nuclear power. In October, an article in Gallup’s newspaper, The Independent, “Gallup’s ‘Solar Sister’s Driving Force for Change,” recognized her as one of the founding members of the Gallup Solar organization, http://www.gallupsolar.org Gallup Solar and related groups advocated for a law that would increase solar power incentives, but the bill was subsequently vetoed by the governor. They continued their advocacy with an article, “Groups demand creative solutions to climate change,” in The Independent, Dec. 12, 2015. In conjunction with New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, Sr. Rose Marie also helps develop monthly prayer services that educate and reflect on the importance of care for creation.
The approach to mission taken by Sr. Rose Marie—her spirituality, working with allies in the interfaith community, and using her global experiences to inform her actions—resonates with Maryknoll Affiliates and our Four Pillars!