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franciscan - May 2003

© The Society of Saint Francis, 2003

Contents

Minister's Letter: Brother Daniel, Minister General of the First Order Brothers.
Community Routes

Green and Pleasant Land?

God saw that creation was ‘very good’; Francis rejoiced in his brothers and sisters in the created world.  Our response today may be more complex. This issue of franciscan invites us to reflect on Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures as a model for our relationship with creation; on creation and sustainability in both theology and practice; on ecology and liberation; and on the crisis in the countryside and the Church’s response.

Theme Prayer

Articles

Francis & Creation, by Brother Nicholas Alan SSF
Sustainability: Theology & Practice, by Edward Echlin
Nature is the New Poor: Ecology & Liberation, by Helen Stanton
The Crisis in the Countryside and the Church's Response, by Anthony Russell

Book Reviews

A Light on my Path: Praying with the Psalms in the Contemporary World - David Durston

Living the Lord's Prayer - Peter Graves

Learning to Dance - Michael Mayne

How to Pray A practical handbook - John Pritchard

Obituaries

Sister Alison Mary CSF, preached by Sister Elizabeth CSF                                                         

Brother Tristam SSF, preached by Brother Samuel SSF

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