Encyclical

Honoring Humanity’s Sacred Relationship with the earth.

Art Opening and Reception Jan 3, 6:30 – 9 pm. The exhibit runs through the end of February.

Curated by John Teply with the Elisabeth Jones Art Center

About the Encyclical; On Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home.

LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord.”  In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us 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. Thus starts the Encyclical of Pope Francis.

What we are most impressed with by Pope Francis’s Encyclical is his love of the natural world, his connectedness to all life great and small, and his marvel and awe in creation. It’s a point of view in which everyone and everything is related. Justice is key in his vision. Justice to the poor, for those who are socially disadvantaged, for future generations, and to the different living creatures that we share the planet with. A conviction that to solve the environmental crisis is not an economic, technologic or scientific problem. Ultimately it’s a moral problem of our relationship to each other, our children, to future generations, to all the living things in nature, the universe, spirituality and God. Importantly, he is inclusive with a message that addresses all of us who share this planet.