Letter to the Editor: Praying to Pope for wildlife dislodged by Walmart project


The trees are being pulled out today, and land cleared for the 99,000 square foot Walmart project on Route 73 and Fellowship Road in Mount Laurel.

I’m writing a letter to the Pope to pray for the wildlife that will be displaced with this construction that started today, and the natural wildlife that will be killed to make room for consumer’s to consume.

It is a sad day for me living across the street from this land, and I hope the Pope can help in answering my prayers to look after the deer, rabbits, birds, bees, flowers and the trees.

There really should be some plan in place to assist in the eviction of these animals, and maybe even a notion to preserving some of this land for a park, so the silence of nature can be preserved. It is located at one of the busiest intersections of New Jersey, but if you walked on this land you could not even notice.

It is that peaceful, with only the sounds of nature singing in your ear.

I was given the head of a statue that was on my church, Christ Our Light, on Kings Highway, and it sits on a tree stump in front of my house facing this proposed Walmart.

It is the head of Saint Peter of Celestine, and I hope and pray St. Peter will help this wildlife relocate, and that there might not be too many casualties.

Saint Peter and Pope Francis are my only hope.

– Kimberly DiJohn