Rector’s Jottings (10/2019)
I was a joy to be part of a group of nearly twenty people last Sunday morning for the first in our series of sessions in our Lent Course called “Every Creature a Divine Word”.
Brother Samuel, a Franciscan friar of the Society of St Francis since 1974, has lived and worked at a number of friaries in the UK around the world. I invited him to introduce our series of speakers because he has been particularly associated with Hilfield Friary in Dorset, where for the past ten years there has been a focus on the care of creation and sustainable living, shaped by the Franciscan tradition.
It was St Bonaventure, one of the early Franciscan theologians, who coined the phrase “Every creature is a diving word becauuse it proclaims God”, and Brother Samuel challenged us to think about this term in three particular ways:Read more