Concern for earth’s resources

Reverence and respect for nature is a Franciscan perspective that is part of our lives, As good stewards, we choose to find ways to protect nature’s resources so they are available to all people – and to the children of future generations. Wherever we work and live we promote healthy responsibility and concern for earth’s resources. To do otherwise would make us poor stewards. This perspective may not always be popular, but it is part of our identity as Franciscans. Once again we look to things that concern the common good and not exploitation for personal gain.

~ Lester Bach, OFM Cap, The Franciscan Journey: Embracing the Franciscan Vision
2017-02-20T19:56:48+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Nature, SFO, The Secular Franciscan Order|0 Comments

Combat the culture

I would therefore like us all to make the serious commitment to respect and care for creation, to pay attention to every person, to combat the culture of waste and of throwing out so as to foster a culture of solidarity and encounter.

~ Pope Francis, quoted in “Pope Francis’ guide to avoiding a ‘throwaway culture‘” (Our Sunday Visitor website)

2017-02-20T20:15:15+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Life, Nature, The Church|1 Comment

St. Francis anticipated…

He may say (what means very little) that St. Francis was in advance of his age. He may say (what is quite true) that St. Francis anticipated all that is most liberal and sympathetic in the modern mood; the love of nature; the love of animals; the sense of social compassion; the sense of the spiritual dangers of prosperity and even of property.

~G.K. Chesterton, St. Francis of Assisi

2012-08-26T21:55:06+00:00 August 26th, 2012|love, Nature, St. Francis of Assisi (about him)|0 Comments

He may say…

He may say (what means very little) that St. Francis was in advance of his age. He may say (what is quite true) that St. Francis anticipated all that is most liberal and sympathetic in the modern mood; the love of nature; the love of animals; the sense of social compassion; the sense of the spiritual dangers of prosperity and even of property.

~G.K. Chesterton, St. Francis of Assisi