Did You Know?
St. Francis is the Patron Saint of Ecologists
In 1979, Pope John Paul II paid tribute to Francis' love for creation by declaring him the patron saint of ecologists. In a subsequent speech, the Pope encouraged Catholics to follow the example of Saint Francis by embracing all creatures as members of a single family and by offering respect, dignity, and care to each family member.
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Activities & Resources
A ministry for pets can make a big difference for people and animals. Activities & Resources
Help your faith community live in closer harmony with wildlife. Activities & Resources
Explore the ethics and issues around factory farming and alternative animal husbandry models. Activities & Resources