St Francis of Assisi

World Animal day is celebrated on the 4th October. Its mission is “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe”. World Animal Day was chosen to be on the 4th October as it is the day of Saint Francis Assisi, the patron saint of animals, merchants and ecology.In addition to serving as a day to raise awareness of animal welfare it also provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase a few of our furry friends found amongst collections at the Jesuits...
Pope Francis' much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be titled "Laudato Sii" (Praised Be), a line from St. Francis of Assisi's "Canticle of Creatures," and will be released 16 June.This news was announced by Fr Giuseppe Costa SDB, Director of the Vatican publishing house, at an event in Naples on Saturday 30 May. The Vatican press office declined to confirm the title of the document and the release date, although it also declined to say Fr Costa was wrong."Laudato sii" is the...
Events for May at the Mount Street Jesuit CentreOur Faith in the Holy SpiritTuesdays 21 and 28 May, 7:30-9 pm, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ. These 2 talks will introduce and explore various understandings of the Holy Spirit in the Christian tradition. The following topics will be covered:The Holy Spirit in Scripture and Catholic TeachingThe Holy Spirit in Orthodox and Pentecostal theology The Holy Spirit, Prayer and the LiturgyLiving the Gospel Today – In the Way of St...