“The Sacraments are a privileged way in which nature is taken up by God to become a means of mediating supernatural life. Through our worship of God, we are invited to embrace the world on a different plane. Water, oil, fire and colours are taken up in all their symbolic power and incorporated in our […]Leer Más "Eucharist and Environment: Celebrating Life and Celebrating Earth in Laudato Si’"
Beginnings The Season of Creation starts on September 1, proclaimed last year by Pope Francis as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation; originally practiced by the Orthodox as Day of Creation and ends on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment. “Christians or not, as people of faith and […]Leer Más "Celebrating the Season of Creation"
Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical encourages personal and institutional (much more so communitarian) response on ecological transformation. As a personal reflection I always relate the image-word ‘transformation’ with ‘transfiguration’, in Jesus’ experience; days before his crucifixion he was able to discern and accept his Father’s will during the ‘transfiguration’ experience. Totally divesting his humanity towards […]Leer Más "Green Transformation in our Communities"
The Sustainable Development Goals provide us the framework to confront global issues – to name a few: poverty, hunger, education for all, environmental destruction and social injustice. Pope Francis calls us to read between the lines of sustainable targets and sustainable solutions; that in between we will not fail humanity.Leer Más "Pope Francis and the Sustainable Development Goals"