Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature
Dennis Galucki, Founder
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster


  Delaware Park Museum District
 2021 First Sunday of the Month Walks
Franciscan-based 30-45 minute Reflective Walks since 2016*


Led by: Dennis Galucki, Founder, C-SAAHN & 'IMAGINE' Series

WHEN: First Sunday of the month mid-morning walks
March-November, 2021  10:45am - 11:30am
All walks begin and end at the Hoyt Lake Marcy Casino area and are FREE.

WHERE: Three different walks - Three different months - Three different seasons.
Hoyt Lake - March 7, June 6, September 5;
Mirror Lake & Japanese Gardens - April 4, July 4, October 3;
Scajaquada Creek, Buffalo State College & Richardson Complex - May 2, August 1, November 7.

WHY: Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of Buffalo's
Delaware Park Museum District - it can be both a physical and spiritual exercise; individual yet communal; as well as a pleasant and creative "place-based lifelong learning" experience.
…and the pursuit of Happiness.”

"Olmsted Parks explore Life's ancient aesthetic values: Beauty, Truth, Goodness and Justice." - DG

 
Sponsored by: C-SAAHN & ImagineLifelongLearning.com
An affiliate of the nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State Newman Center Laudato Si' Committee
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy & Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

* First Sunday Franciscan-based Reflective Walks are inspired by Paragraph 215 of Laudato Si’
215. In this regard, “the relationship between a good aesthetic education and the maintenance of a healthy environment cannot be overlooked.” By learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism. If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything as an object to be used and abused without scruple. If we want to bring about deep change, we need to realize that certain mindsets really do influence our behaviour. Our efforts at education will be inadequate and ineffectual unless we strive to promote a new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature. Otherwise, the paradigm of consumerism will continue to advance, with the help of the media and the highly effective workings of the market. (Emphasis by Galucki)

A Franciscan note by Dennis Galucki

This year, 2021 marks the 100th birthday of Sr. Eleanor Galucki (+2007), a former Franciscan nun after her husband, John, died in 1973. Her great granddaughter Bekah Galucki, serving with the Franciscan Service Network in Washington, D.C., contributed (Eighth Station graphic design and artist's statement) to the 2021 "A Lenten Journey: Reflections on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross." 

ENCYCLICAL LETTER
          LAUDATO SI’
               OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
              ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME


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