study, action, and teaching resources

Watch short YouTube Video “Who’s Under Your Carbon Footprint?”.

Take the St. Francis Pledge, the first step in caring for God’s creation and the poor.   St. Francis prayer, butterflies, music video.    My favorite biographies on St. Francis — Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto — and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of St. Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr.

Marybeth Lorbiecki’s Author Website:

You can read Lorbiecki’s article — “Conservation and the Catholic Imagination,” which first appeared in the online magazine of the Center for Humans and Nature, Minding Nature.

For a St. Francis Creation Care Liturgy that can be adapted to your congregational needs. It is an outdoors service that includes musical sections, a bit of pageantry for the Genesis readings, and the blessing of the harvest and the animals, download the liturgy file. Here are some photos of one Catholic parish’s joyful service. Care of creation service template


IOEC-logo subtlecolor1Lorbiecki is the Director of the Interfaith Ocean Ethics Campaign (IOEC). It is a religious coalition to take care of God’s ocean peoples, species, and systems, which all under threat.  The coalition is bound by the common principles of a responsibility to care for the world given to us by our Creator, with a special responsibility to care for the poor, our youth, our brother and sister species, and future generations. This is a joint program between the Franciscan Action Network and the NRCCC (below).

Blessed Earth: Serving God, Saving the Planet   has many exceptional study and teaching resources. Hope for Creation Film Series,   Recommended Books (they are fabulous!!!!), Seminary Stewardship Alliance

Interfaith Power and Light: A Religious Response to Climate Change

The Holy SeeVatican Library

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