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Like a Sister and a Beautiful Mother June 22, 2015

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Praise for Pope Francis, who last week in his landmark document on the environment and climate change channeled Saint Francis of Assisi to remind us all that “our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.”20150228_172550

Pope Francis continued the introduction to his “encyclical” with the following words. “This sister now cries out to us because of
the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail.”