Sacred Ground Healing   

Pam Wood, MA, ATR 

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For writings on Franciscan spirituality of the earth by Br. Keith Warner, OFM (co-author ofCare for Creation)click here.


Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth
by Ilia Delio, OSF, Keith Douglass Warner, OFM, and Pamela Wood

Published by St. Anthony Messenger Press (2008)
"Earth, with all its creatures, is in crisis. And responding to this crisis will require every possible resource of our human community. One of the most precious of these resources is the Franciscan tradition. It is a joy to welcome this book as a wise, thoughtful, inspiring and practical contribution to ecological theology, grounded in ancient Christian tradition that sees Earth as our sister and mother. Care for Creation is part of a wider retrieval of Franciscan theology for our new time, but is unique in this blend of three interrelated disciplines, scientifically informed ecology, theology and the practice of reflective action."

—From the foreword by Denis Edwards

I was privileged to team up with two Franciscans to write the book Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth, which articulates an engaged Catholic and Christian response to our current ecological and social crises, inspired by the example and inspiration of St. Francis of Assisi.  This is the first book to draw from the Franciscan tradition to address our contemporary environmental crises.  It proposes the wisdom of St. Francis as a resource for developing a spiritual approach to these problems. This book integrates environmental studies, theology, and whole-person faith formation to help individuals and groups create a contemporary Franciscan spirituality of the earth.

Care for Creation presents classic themes in the Franciscan tradition – creation, community, contemplation and conversion – as resources for anyone seeking inspiration for environmental protection. The format itself is designed to foster ecological consciousness, but also the love and compassion necessary to sustain us during a time of suffering and struggle on behalf of creation. Each of the four sections addresses critical environmental issues, proposes Franciscan resources to fashion a response, and concludes with ideas for reflective action, with resources for meditation, prayer, inner work and group activities.  This is an ideal guide for Secular Franciscans, parish groups, social justice groups, book clubs, and high school religion classes.

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