Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . . Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Feast of St. Francis, October 4th

(From Bread for the World)

St. Francis of Assisi had a deep love for “Lady Poverty” and turned from material possessions in order to be fully possessed by God who first loved him. St. Francis also loved all of creation because it spoke to him of the Creator of all.

Last week we were blessed to have Pope Francis visiting the United States and sharing his heart, so captured by the plight of the poor and the suffering of Earth. The Catholic Climate Covenant offers ways to intensify our efforts to care for creation. And during the week of the Pope’s visit, Franciscan Action Network calls us to a week of moral action on climate change. As Pope Francis touched down in DC, hundreds of religious leaders pledged to work together toward an end to hunger and poverty by 2030. (See Do we encounter those who suffer hunger and who live in poverty? Do we see in their faces our sister, our brother? That might be Pope Francis’ question for us. 

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