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Prot. n. 2800/14-20
Rome, September 1, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers!

May the Lord give you his peace!

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures

As you may know, Pope Francis has designated September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation. This must be a special day for us, Franciscans. This day “will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”1

How beautiful it would be if we could praise the Lord all over the world, continuously, all during this day! We shall praise the Lord, God of all creation for this beautiful world and for his love that has given us life.

Therefore I invite you all to join me in this prayer, individually or in fraternities, praying the Canticle of creatures, so that this beautiful praise written by St. Francis will praise God and will sound all the day long, as our globe is turning around. This is a privileged opportunity for us to express our gratitude and to remember our responsibility.

Praise and bless my Lord
and give Him thanks and serve Him with great humility.

Your brother and Minister
Tibor Kauser Ministro Generale OFS

1 Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis for the establishment of the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation