Koinonia

Koinonia 2020 – 3 (N.107): An Integrated Ecology: The Secular Franciscan Response

An Integrated Ecology: The Secular Franciscan Response

 

This third issue of Koinonia reflects on the relationship we have with our environment. It follows the 2020 theme on great changes. Because of the times in which we live, this relationship has become a great challenge for all of humanity. Our commitment to the spirituality that Francis of Assisi taught invites us to live this relationship in mutual harmony and respect. Pope Francis, looking at the testimony of the poverello and his relationship with nature, invites us to go back and contemplate and learn from his testimony: “I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authenti­cally. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openhearted­ness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself”[1]. From this perspective we will deepen our reflection to accompany Secular Franciscans in their vocation as laity.

  • Koinonia 2020-3“An Integrated Ecology: The Secular Franciscan Response”– Fr. Hernán Eguzquiza, TOR

N. 107

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[1] Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, on care for our common home, Art. 10.