Life of St. Francis of Assisi
of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology, was a Roman Catholic saint
who took the gospel literally by following all Jesus said and did.
Was St. Francis?
The Challenge of the San Damiano Cross
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Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on
October 4 by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of
animals and ecology. Join us in our 16th year online!
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Do Our Pets Go to Heaven?
We Bless Animals
How Is Your Pet a Sign of God's Love?
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St. Francis and the Birds
Stories of St. Francis and the Animals
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Why Catholics Care
In the October 2008 issue of
Update, Joan Brown, O.S.F., looks at how the Church has understood
creation through the centuries. While exploring such issues as global warming,
she also explains how the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy can serve a
guide for the care of creation.
St. Anthony Messenger Press book Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality
of the Earth
Was Jesus a Tree Hugger?
issue of Every Day Catholic focuses on how we can cultivate and care
for the earth. Easy words in theory and wholly holy, but being good stewards of
creation isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Why do Franciscans care about the
environment? Father Joe Rozansky lays out the facts in this article from St.
The October 2007
issue of St. Anthony Messenger is a special issue exploring the many
connections between Franciscan spirituality and our stewardship of the earth.
Francis of Assisi: Why He's the Patron of Ecology
St. Anthony Messenger articles on species preservation, the Our Father as
environmental teacher, going green and the tragedy of mountaintop removal.
Through his example, St.
Francis reminds us that we are called to bring about justice and peace in our
world, to end violence and war, poverty and oppression and to protect our
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Justice, Peace & Integrity
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Convinced that violence and war were wrong, St. Francis believed in peaceful
dialogue with all our brothers and sisters. He calls us to be instruments of
peace and healing by turning from weapons of violence to acts of love. "Happy
are those who endure in peace."
Francis' Style of Prayer
Francis, Peace and the Muslims
Prayer of St. Francis
Make a Peace Pledge
Be an Instrument of Peace
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FRANCIS AND HIS BROTHERS: A Popular History of the Franciscan Friars
Dominic V. Monti, O.F.M., Ph.D.
THE SIMPLE WAY: Meditations on the Words of St. Francis
Ilia Delio, O.S.F.
ASSISI PILGRIMAGE: Walking in Faith with Francis and Clare
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANCIS AND CLARE
Roch Niemier, O.F.M.