Tag: pope francis

The “Thou” of All

Our openness to others, each of whom is a “thou” capable of knowing, loving and entering into dialogue, remains the source of our nobility as human persons . . . Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others… Continue Reading “The “Thou” of All”

Everything Is Interconnected

“It cannot be emphasized enough how everything is interconnected.” Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, (138) April 17, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Sister Pat Farrell, OP: “Laudato Sí and Beyond.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Everything Is Interconnected”

Not One of Them Is Forgotten

We read in the Gospel that Jesus says of the birds of the air that “not one of them is forgotten before God” (Lk 12:6). How then can we possibly mistreat them or cause them harm? I ask all Christians to recognize and live… Continue Reading “Not One of Them Is Forgotten”

Wednesday of Hope – Restoring Hope

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace. – Pope Francis

Wednesday of Hope – Restoring Hope

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace. – Pope Francis

With What Am I Willing to Struggle in 2016?

When we ask ourselves what kind of world we want to leave behind, we think in the first place of its general direction, its meaning and its values. Unless we struggle with these deeper issues, I do not believe that our concern for ecology… Continue Reading “With What Am I Willing to Struggle in 2016?”

A Christian Earth-Conscious Spirituality

All the delegates have gone home from the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. And our Earth and all her inhabitants await our action. I am interested in how such a [Christian] spirituality can motivate us to a more passionate concern for the protection of… Continue Reading “A Christian Earth-Conscious Spirituality”

What Meaning in Lola’s Face?

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face.”  – Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 233

Creation – A Reflection of God’s Love

The entire material universe speaks of God’s love…boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God. – Pope Francis, Laudato Si‘ 84

We Are There

As Christians, we are also called  “to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and our neighbors on a global scale. It is our humble conviction that the divine and the human met in the slightest… Continue Reading “We Are There”