Oil Dedicated to St Francis of Assisi 5 (Patron for the Environment)
St Francis of Assisi 5 (Patron for the Environment) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Francis of Assisi widely recognized as the patron saint of the environment. He born in Assisi, Italy, in 1181 or 1182 and known for his deep love and compassion for all of God’s creation. St. Francis one of the most beloved and revered figures in the Catholic Church and also respected by many people of other faiths and spiritual traditions.
St. Francis had a profound spiritual connection with nature. And saw the presence of God in all living beings and the natural world. He referred to animals, plants, and even inanimate objects as his brothers and sisters, treating them with kindness, respect, and care. St. Francis’s teachings emphasized the importance of living in harmony with nature and recognizing the interconnectedness of all creation.
One of the most famous stories associated with St. Francis is the “Canticle of the Sun” or “Canticle of the Creatures.” It is a poetic prayer in which St. Francis praises God for various elements of creation. Including the sun, moon, stars, wind, water, and even death. This prayer reflects his deep reverence for nature and his understanding of the divine presence within it.
St. Francis’s love for the environment not limited to mere appreciation and reverence. He also advocated for the protection of nature and the responsible stewardship of the Earth’s resources. He encouraged his followers. Known as the Franciscans, to live simply, in harmony with nature. And to treat all living beings with love and compassion.