FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH - A CALL TO CONVERSION
Friday October 4th
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi:
A CALL TO CONVERSION
Laudato Si: 217. Pope Francis
So what they all need is an “ecological conversion”, whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them. Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.
A brief meditation:
We are invited to a conversion.
Comprehensive Environmental Respect is a question of Faith.
Let’s re-read the encyclical LAUDATO SI
Let’s take notes as we read
And why not offer it as a gift to friends?
CANTICLE OF THE CREATURES of Saint Francis of Assisi
Most high, all powerful, all good Lord!
All praise is Yours, all glory, all honor, and all blessing.
To You, alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your name.
A Prayer for our Earth By Pope Francis
You are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
Pope Francis published this prayer in his Laudato Si’ encyclical, and is meant for sharing with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator.
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6
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Month for God's creation
Summary - During this Month for God's Creation, let's pray over the encyclical ‘Laudato Si' and truly experience a divine approach to Nature, a more intimate and thorough relation to God's creation. Discover the community