Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

The friars are to live in this world as promoters of justice and as messengers and agents of peace, overcoming evil and doing good. The friars shall proclaim peace by word and cherish it so deep in their hearts that no one is stirred to anger or scandal, but rather that everyone is called back to peace, meekness and kindness through them.  (General Constitutions, Article 68)

Following closely in the footsteps of Saint Francis, the friars are to maintain a reverent attitude towards nature, threatened from all sides today, in such a way that they may restore it completely to its condition of brother and to its role of usefulness to all mankind for the glory of God the Creator.  (General Constitutions, Article 71)

GOAL:   TO SUPPORT AND AFFIRM AND SERVE THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SACRED HEART PROVINCE, ONE RELATIONSHIP AT A TIME [ First Meeting April 23-24, ]

By means of:

  • being open to deepening authentic relationships among us as Brothers
  • being a model for others of good communication, open-mindedness and inclusivity
  • inviting friars to reflect and share personal experiences of transformation in their lives
  • being willing to listen with respect to each other’s experiences and perspectives, seeking ways to affirm each other
  • helping to create a climate of Peace in the SHP
  • encouraging the movement from “surface” Peace to Inner Peace
  • emphasizing the power of relationships over projects

A recent project of the SHP JPIC Commission is to invite friars to reflect on their personal experinces of JPIC in Educating, Serving, Advocating, and Empowering others to be JPIC Animators which are then published in the SHP ATP.  We appreciate the partnership with the ATP.


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 TitleCreated Date
OFM Provincials Respond to Travel Ban2/6/2017
The Sultan and the Saint11/17/2016
Pilgrims and Strangers with All Creatures8/13/2015
Pope's April Prayer Intention - Integrity of Creation6/10/2015
Pope's April Prayer Intention - Integrity of Creation6/10/2015
News from Sacred Heart Province Commission - 2015 Goals6/9/2015
Water for Life: In Defense of our "Sister Water"8/19/2014
Trafficking of Human Beings: Our Response as Franciscans8/19/2014
The Spirit of Assisi - On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Gathering in Assisi8/19/2014
Instruments of Peace: Led by the Spirit8/19/2014
Instruments of Peace: A Franciscan Resource Book for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation8/19/2014
Integrity of Creation - An Issue for Religious Today: Global Warming and Climate Change8/19/2014
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Texts: An Aid8/19/2014
Pilgrims and Strangers in this World: Resource for Ongoing Formation From Chapter IV of the OFM General Constitutions8/19/2014
Guidelines for the Animation of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation8/19/2014
Franciscan Nonviolence: Stories, Reflections, Principles, Practices, and Resources8/19/2014
Franciscans And Environmental Justice: Confronting Environmental Crisis and Social Injustice8/19/2014
The Earth Community: In Christ through the Integrity of Creation toward Justice and Peace for All8/19/2014
Care for Creation in the Daily Life of the Friars Minor8/19/2014
Building a More Evangelical World8/19/2014
A Liturgy of Creation and Communion8/19/2014
A Call to Communion with Creation8/19/2014


Canticle of the Creatures
by Fr. Jerry Bleem, O.F.M.