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Creation Calls…

Calling you to come celebrate creation around us.

Be inspired by the words of the song Creation Calls or the Canticle of the Creatures St. Francis of Assisi, the canticle that inspired the title of the Laudato Si’ encyclical. The words of both are below.

Choose a phrase or word from either the song or the canticle and send in a photo or short video clip of some aspect of local creation that speaks to a line from one of them.

We will combine these as our own praise of Creation.

So be creative in capturing creation around you.

Email the fruits of your inspiration to us here with the subject line of the email: Creation Calls.

Be sure to tell us what phrase of the song or canticle inspired you!

Try and have your email to us by Wednesday Sept 30th so our creation can be shown for the Feast of St. Francis on Oct 4th.

Watch this space for the creations that follow!!

Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen

(listen here)

I have felt the wind blow
Whispering Your name
I have seen your tears fall
When I watch the rain
How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open sea
Gazing at a bird in flight
Soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars
I feel Your presence there
I love to stand at ocean’s shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain
Neath endless blue, horizon’s frame
Listening to a river run
Watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom
A new-born’s cry at birth
I believe
I believe
I believe

The Canticle of the Creatures by St. Francis of Assisi (1224 A.D.)

Praised be you, my Lord, with all your creatures,

especially Sir Brother Sun,

who is the day and through whom you give us light.

And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour;

and bears a likeness of you, Most High.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,

in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Wind,

and through [Brother] Air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather

through whom you give sustenance to your creatures.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Water,

who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Fire,

through whom you light the night,

and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth,

who sustains and governs us,

and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs.

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