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of Day of Reflection
Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont is having a Day of Reflection on Pope Francis and the encyclical Laudato Si from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
The encyclical by Pope Francis on Care for our Common Home, takes its name from the invocation of St. Francis, "Praise be to you, my Lord," in his Canticle of the Creatures. Pope Francis asks "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?"
Sister Toni Nash, CSJ, will conduct the morning session, Developing a Global Spirituality. Sister Toni will explore with us some of Pope Francis' suggestions for a spirituality that includes all of the Earth community and moves us into greater communion with a sacred creation.
The afternoon session, Pope Francis and St. Francis: A New Springtime for the Church, will be conducted by Brother Mark Schroeder, OFM. The title comes from a book written by Franciscan theologian Leonardo Boff, "Francis of Rome and Francis of Assisi: A New Springtime for the Church." We will explore some of the themes he suggests in looking at the accomplishments of Pope Francis in light of the charism of St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology.
During each session, there will be time for group interaction to explore ideas on how to bring the pope's words into our everyday lives.
Holy Spirit is located at 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Registration is just $10. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Filipino Society. Visit www.holyspiritfremont.org for additional information. Email questions to HSCreflection@gmail.com or dial 510-456-4972.
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