Fr. John Surette is a Jesuit of the USA Northeast Province. For thirteen years he worked in Jamaica and other Caribbean islands doing adult education. Four of those years he was director of the Antilles Pastoral Institute. For ten years he directed Ignatian retreats. For the past twenty-six years the focus of his life has been giving retreats and workshops centered on the “Universe Story” and assisting seekers to discover the wisdom contained in this foundational story, wisdom for nurturing and deepening their relationships with God, humans, and planet Earth. All of his retreats are inspired by Pope Francis who, in his recent letter on the environment, has urged us to develop an Earth dimension to our spirituality.