Join the Environmental Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana for a Lenten Study on Environmental Justice. We will read Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth. Every week during Lent, a member of the Environmental Commission will reflect on two chapters. To follow along, you can sign up here to receive the reflections by email, follow on our Facebook page here, or read the reflections on the EDOLA blog here.
Week 1 on March 3: Chapters 1 and 2 with reflection questions.
Week 2 on March 10: Chapters 3 and 4 with reflection questions
Week 3 on March 17: Chapters 5 and 6 with reflection questions
Week 4 on March 24: Chapters 7 and 8 with reflection questions
Week 5 on March 31: Chapters 9 and 10 with reflection questions
Week 6 on April 7: Chapters 11 and 12 with reflection questions
About the book: Three of the greatest minds in Franciscan theology, Ilia Delio, O.S.F., Franciscan Keith Douglass Warner, O.F.M., and Pamela Wood, come together to discuss one of the greatest crises of our time—the destruction of the Earth. This book takes both a theological and practical approach to developing a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Four sections highlight the distinct relationships creation has with the world: incarnation, community, contemplation and conversion. In this meticulously researched book, the authors propose ways in which we can all understand our own roles in relationship to the Earth and ways in which we can make it better.