Resources for Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Saint Francis Named Patron of Ecology

On November 29th, 1979, Pope John Paul II named St. Francis of Assisi Patron of Ecology. The JPIC animators in Rome have created a website in several languages which offers resources for the celebration of the 35th anniversary of this proclamation. In this critical moment for Earth, all Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people are urged to commemorate this anniversary in prayer, ritual, and gatherings. The suggestion is to include associates, co-workers and others in planning for events.   


Additionally, our friends at Catholic Climate Covenant have developed an adaptable program for your parish or community can use including free downloadable resources and a detailed discussion guide. 


FAN is interested in knowing what events are being planned, so if your organization has any plans to celebrate, please email Janine Walsh.