Franciscans for Earth

As Catholic Sisters who follow the rule and life of St. Francis of Assisi we believe all is sacred, good and interconnected. We believe creation is God’s continuing revelation and mystery unfolding in our world. We call ourselves Franciscans for Earth. We reject that which does harm to creation and our earth companions.

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” Pope Francis -Care for our Common Home

We challenge ourselves to ecological conversion and to being protectors of God’s creation.

We commit to the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help noble call of caring for creation by educating, collaborating and advocating for:

  • Simplicity of living
  • Grateful contemplation of God’s world
  • Concern for the needs of the poor
  • Protection of the environment
“It is our humble conviction that the divine and the human meet in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust of our planet.” – Pope Francis

RESOURCES

Sacred Earth

Catholic Climate Covenant
An incredible website FULL of inspiring information, current news, and free programming

Franciscans For Earth on Facebook
Join our Facebook eco-spirituality group today!

Laudato Si’ Action Platform
The Pope’s journey for all of us towards full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology

Seeds of Justice
Social justice news and happenings in the St. Louis metro area

Laudato Si’
The encyclical On Care for Creation by Pope Francis

Fratelli Tutti
The encyclical on fraternity & social friendship by Pope Francis

Laudato Si Movement
Formerly known as Global Catholic Climate Movement

Laudate Deum
The Apostolic Exhortation on the Climate Crisis from Pope Francis

Franciscans For Earth Eco-Series Recordings

Prayer Resources

Canticle of Creation
A nature video set to this song written by Dan Schutte

Examen Prayer for Our Earth
Canticle of the Sun by Joyce Johnson Rouse opens this Prayer for Our Earth by Felician Sisters during the ’22 Catholic Sisters Week celebration

Social Justice

Whatever Happened to Matthew 25?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tleUnqaEfs      

Building the Beloved Community: Addressing Racial Injustice and Finding Ways Forward

https://catholicsocialthought.georgetown.edu/events/building-the-beloved-community  

Webinar: Forced Migration and the Threat of Human Trafficking – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0YisOrpPc