A prophetic encyclical

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

As a Franciscan friar, I rejoice for the prophetic encyclical which bears the title Laudato Si’ mi Signore, “Praise be to you, my Lord”. The title comes from the beautiful canticle composed by St Francis of Assisi who praises God for “our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”. Through this great canticle, St Francis is encouraging us Catholics that our faith makes us more aware of our responsibility within creation and our duty towards nature and the Creator. Continue reading “A prophetic encyclical”