Mission Statement


Waterspirit is a center of ecology and spirituality that informs, inspires, and enables all people to deepen their consciousness of the sacredness and interdependence of all creation with a focus on water as critical in sustaining all life.

Our Core Values

  • Waterspirit values education, advocacy, and collaboration in promoting the individual transformation and systemic change needed to sustain water and all life on Earth.

  • Waterspirit values the inclusion of all who seek to pursue a spirituality that deepens their connection with Earth and all her systems.

  • Waterspirit, rooted in the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, stresses the importance of the right to clean, safe water for the poor and disadvantaged.

Waterspirit is a Ministry of  the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

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Water is Life

Life came from water and life is sustained by water.  Without water there would be no food, no fish, no plants, no babies -- no life.

At the heart of Waterspirit is a spirituality that connects nature, especially water, with the sacred. Water, as sustainer of all life, is a sign of the presence of the holy moving through and nurturing all beings.  As a great connector, Earth's water flows through the planet in a cycle that unites all of life.  As has been said, "My tears today may be your cup of tea tomorrow."

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In Waterspirit, a reverence for water includes a commitment to preserve and protect this source and sustainer of life.  Programs, learning, reflection, and ritual lead to action on behalf of water.

What We Do

Waterspirit is an ecology and spirituality program which through education, reflection, action and celebration deepens appreciation of water and its place in the community of life, increases understanding of water issues, and empowers people to participate in the protection and preservation of water.

Waterspirit provides workshops, presentations, reflection days and evenings, and celebrations of Earth’s seasons.  We provide consultation services for other groups interested in developing environmental efforts and programs.  Programs include reflection and ritual as well as learning and activities.

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Waterspirit is ecumenical as well as for individuals seeking a spirituality that connects more deeply with creation.  Waterspirit’s programs include civic groups, church groups, women’s groups elementary through college school students and faculties and senior citizen groups.