Was St. Francis a “tree-hugger”?

Brother William Short, a professor of spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, says the saint's thinking was more profound and complex

The following comes from an October 4 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: St. Francis is often cited as an example of poverty – he and his friars worked and begged for just enough food and resources to survive. The saint is also known for his love of creation, and statutes of the friar adorn many gardens. He is the patron of animals, ecology, and the environment and … [Read more...]

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San Francisco priest named ‘missionary of mercy’

Father John De La Riva is rector at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi

The following comes from a January 26 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Capuchin Franciscan Father John De La Riva, rector of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in North Beach, has been accepted by Pope Francis to serve as a “missionary of mercy” during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy after he was nominated by the provincial minister of the … [Read more...]

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