Serious Heat, Sacred Responsibilities
Holy Cross Retreat Center has formed a Laudato, Si' committee to promote education, ecological conversion, and action on the goals of the encyclical.

Serious Heat, Sacred Responsibilities

As a faith leader, and the director of the Holy Cross Retreat Center near Las Cruces, friar Tom Smith  addressed his concern for climate change and how legislation can be…

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Monarch Festival at MountFest

In recent years, the friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province formed the Franciscan Earth Care and Arts Initiatives. The Earth Care Initiative celebrates the Franciscan tradition of honoring nature…

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Panecology – Part Two

In his thesis on 'Franciscan Ecology,' Friar Jonathon Gracia Zenteno presents ecological science as a relationship. In part one, we began to share an excerpt from his thesis and the…

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Mural at Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, NM


In his thesis on 'Franciscan Ecology,' Friar Jonathan Garcia Zenteno presents ecological science as a relationship. "If Franciscan ecology conceives ecological science as relationship and embraces all beings in reality,…

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We Will Not Be Satisfied

Friar Michael Lasky, General Delegate for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), shared the following message on the Order's website for the Season of Creation 2023:Pope Francis’ theme for…

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