Archive for March, 2017

Four Minute Prayer For International Peace Franciscans for Justice

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Commemorating the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki through a lens of social justice and peacemaking, this four minute prayer gives you a chance to pray for peace and hope while reflecting on the tragedy of nuclear warfare.

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Franciscans Help Mother Earth Heal Herself

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St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, would be proud of his brothers in the Province of St. Barbara who transformed a polluted copper mine by helping Mother Earth heal herself– a reclamation of the Gibson Mine.

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The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Nonviolence

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A look at Mary’s Magnificat through the lens of social justice and nonviolence. This video uses the verses of the Magnificat to highlight issues such as war, immigration, Native American reservation poverty, Ebola, hunger and homelessness, Church inequality, violence against women and children, and racism. It is an opportunity to reflect on our world and our call to be peacemakers and to bring about justice through nonviolence action.

 

 

 

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Laudato Si: A 9 Minute Video of Praise

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Based on Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si” this video is a meditation on our common home, the Earth, and our duty to protect it. Stations of Light are intertwined with scripture and quotes from Pope Francis to offer a contemplative space for those who want to reflect on caring for creation.

To read ‘Laudato Si’ in its entirety, go to http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership…

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Summer 2017 Franciscan Courses in the US

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The Franciscan School of Theology

In July 2017, The Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, CA is offering the following Continuing Education Courses:FST-logo

  • Francis, Poverty, and the Franciscan Moment 
    • July 3-7 : Dr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM
  • A Life Of Peace, A Life of Justice: Lay Franciscans and their Vocations of Social Engagement 
    • July 10-14 : Dr. Darleen Pryds
  • The Challenges and Blessings of Catholic Family Life Today 
    • July 17-21 : Dr. Maureen Day
  • Francis and Peace-Making 
    • July 24-28 : Dr. William Short, OFM

For more information, click here (PDF)

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