Posted by: tylere108 | March 26, 2010

Climate Justice and Lent

This year the Climate and Energy program put together a Lenten series focused on Climate Justice.

Each week we have explored a different theme, looking at the connections between climate change and health, food security, development, economics and migration.

As we prepare for Holy Week, we shared a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi with our subscribers to set the tone for the the week to come.

I thought I would share this with you – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Blessings

tyler

Canticle of the Creatures

St. Francis of Assisi

Most High, all-powerful, good Lord,

Yours are the praises, the glory and the honor and all blessing,

To You alone, Most High, do they belong,

and no human is worthy to mention Your name.

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures,

especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day and through whom You give us light.

And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor;

and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,

in heaven You formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,

and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather,

through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,

who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be You my Lord, through Brother Fire,

through whom You light the night,

and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth,

who sustains and governs us,

and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be You, my Lord, through those who give pardon for Your love,

and bear infirmity and tribulation.

Blessed are those who endure in peace

for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death,

From whom no one living can escape.

Woe to those who die in mortal sin.

Blessed are those whom death will find in You most holy will,

for the second death shall do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks

and serve Him with great humility.

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