Following St. Francis: John Paul II’s Call for Ecological Action (Rizzoli, 2014) is the first book to explore the visionary sermons, encyclicals, and other writings by Pope John Paul II in his heartfelt and scripturally-grounded defense of the Earth. Long before others recognized the role of faith in environmental protection, John Paul II laid the foundation for groups like the IOEC to bring together religious communities in service of a healthier, more just and more beautiful planet.
This powerful book will reawaken readers to a message Pope John Paull II often reminded us, “As I have said before: Protect the world, the beautiful endangered world.”
“Lorbiecki provides a wonderful connection Franciscan spirituality and Pope John Paul II’s call to care for all of God’s creation. She not only explains why we are called to action but offers clear examples of how to accomplish it.” ~ Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network.