Pope Francis — Book 192 pgs.
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publisher: Franciscan Media (2016)
Alicia (Ramírez de Arellano) von Stamwitz is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor. Her essays and interviews with today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She is also the editor of The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words of Pope Francis and The Spirit of St. Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis. For more information, visit www.aliciavonstamwitz.com.
It is impossible to overstate the power of the Pope's words on creation and its care, in the landmark Laudato Si' and elsewhere. As this volume illustrates, he has put the full power of his papacy behind the most crucial challenge we've ever faced: slowing the ongoing and horrific overheating of the planet we were given to care for. — Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, founder 350.org
These words, this message, this prophetic call from Pope Francis, are deeply inspiring and worth our reflection and serious consideration. I want to hear this message fully and take it to heart, and I urge others to do so, too, that we might all do what we can to help end environmental destruction and create a more nonviolent world. — Rev. John Dear, author, activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, co-founder CampaignNonviolence.org
Meditate with Pope Francis on human dignity and the common good - what he calls "integral human ecology." Rejecting a "throw-away" attitude that only destroys, Pope Francis begins with praise to God our Creator (Laudato Si') for the precious gift of each person and all creation. With humble joy, we seek to follow his call to cherish every person and the earth we call home. — Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
This presentation of the inspiring words of Pope Francis on the gift of creation and our abiding responsibility tocare for and cultivate our common home is a rich tapestry that weaves together threads from the multiple occasions when he has addressed this priority. By listening to creation, the Creator and one another, we are invited to contemplate and build on the interconnectedness that is the foundation of an integrated ecology. — Séamus Finn, OMI, Chief of Faith Consistent Investing, OIP Trust; Board Chair of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; OMI USP JPIC Team
Caring for Creation: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis
Since his inaugural Mass in March 2013, Pope Francis has frequently reminded a global audience that care for creation is among his highest priorities. As a world leader with a background in science who heads a two thousand-year-old Church, the pope is uniquely qualified to articulate a compelling vision and mission for the future. The writings, homilies, prayers, talks, and even tweets of Pope Francis in this book gather his most important and inspiring words about our shared responsibility to protect, nurture, and care for “our common home.”
The planet is in peril, the pope is telling us, along with the well being of the poor who depend on the earth’s natural resources. He chastises world leaders and challenges ordinary people, reminding us that our foolish actions and careless decisions are placing lives at risk. He decries our current assaults on the natural environment and warns of the consequences of climate change. Still, his message is always ultimately one of hope. In Caring for Creation, Pope Francis’s words reveal that he believes we can move towards a new kind of conversion—a higher level of consciousness, action, and advocacy that will spark “a bold cultural revolution.”
The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.
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