Book of Pope Francis

The Lifelong Learning and Adult Faith Formation Committee invites you to join the final discussion in a Zoom series on The Books of Pope Francis.  The book for May 17 is Our Mother Earth: The Challenge of the Environment.

Earth Day on April 22 is a secular occasion, but more deeply, Pope Francis sets forth a Christian vision of ecology in Our Mother Earth: The Challenge of the Environment.  Responding to our global ecological crisis, Pope Francis urges us to unite to protect our common home.  In these writings, Pope Francis develops a theology of ecology in a profoundly spiritual discourse.  He encourages an environmental conversion, writing: "Now, a global crisis demands a global vision and a global approach, which first of all requires a spiritual rebirth in the noblest sense of the word.”
Registration is required.  To participate, just send an email to with the name of the book in the subject line.  You’ll receive a return email before the discussion with a link for the Zoom meeting.  For more information and links to obtain the book, go to  Reading the book is not required in order to join the discussions – feel free to just come and learn about Pope Francis’s concerns and reflections on the church and the world.