Saturday, October 4, 2014

The St. Francis Pledge

TODAY, October 4th, is the Feast Day of St. Francis.

All across our country, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor and joining the Catholic Climate Covenant. The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live our faith by protecting God’s Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change. To join the Covenant, you commit to act on each of the five elements of the St. Francis Pledge.  
The St. Francis Pledge

I Pledge to:
PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable.

LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change.

ASSESS how we-as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations-contribute to climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc.

ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change.

ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable


  1. Hi Marge, that is really a nice pledge to take. Is your church close to where you live? Have a happy Sunday! Hugs

  2. Happy Sunday Marge! I took the pledge! We got a cold snap, and brrrr it about 33 out this morning! Winter can't be too far behind, he in Pa! Hugs!

  3. Hi Marge!

    What a wonderful pledge! We could all use a course in how to care for others, and to care for those around us, what an awesome commitment!


  4. P.S. I think I also wanted to say that caring for this beautiful world we live in is such a wonderful pledge!!

  5. I took the pledge too Marge. Thanks for sharing.