Saint Therese of Lisieux invites us to practice the little way of love, not to miss out on a kind word, a smile or any small gesture which sows peace and friendship. An integral ecology is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness. In the end, a world of exacerbated consumption is at the same time a world which mistreats life in all its forms.
Pope Francis Laudato Si (¶#230)
Today we pray for the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, to help protect all of God’s creation.
Fernando Ortega – All Creatures of Our God and King – author St. Francis of Assisi (1225)
Resources for Caring for Creation
Earth Day Resources (Franciscan Action Network)
Earth Day Resources (Franciscan Media)
Laudato Si Resources and Encyclical from Pope Francis (St. Margaret of Cortona Region – Secular Franciscan Order)
Understanding Laudato Si – video series with Fr. Dan Horan, O.F.M.
A Prayer for the Earth (by Pope Francis – performed by Br. Al Mascia, O.F.M. & Steve Klaper)