Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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Day of Prayer for Creation: AdorationTalk [video]

08/30/2019 8:28 am

AdorationTalk release: Canticle of the Creatures
Reflect on this AdorationTalk as we honor the World Day of 
Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1

“All creation is family.  All creation praises and glorifies God in a unique way,” begins Sarah Hennessey, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, in her latest AdorationTalk. She invites us in to learn more about St. Francis’ “Canticle of the Creatures” in the latest AdorationTalk, “Canticle of the Creatures Explained.”

Sister Sarah offers insight into the canticle: “One of the key words is a small preposition, ‘through.’ Francis is not singing in thanksgiving ‘for’ Brother Sun, nor is he singing ‘to’ Sister Moon. Instead Francis is praising God ‘through’ Brother Sun and Sister Moon.  Creation itself has the power to praise God, made in the image of God, all creation reflects the beauty and love of God.”

 

Pope Francis reminds us of this in his opening words of Laudato Si, the encyclical on care for our common home. “In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.”

 

According to Pope Francis, “The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation (Sept. 1) offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvelous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” 
 


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