Art to Celebrate Laudato Si’

Our world is an amazing, glorious, functioning whole. Although we humans have abused the earth in the short time we have lived on it, I still have hope that we can restore its pristine beauty and functionality. In my painting, “Laudato Si’” I wish to echo the glory of creation as pointed out by Pope Francis and encourage us all to care for Earth with the love of God’s original creating actions.

Laudato Si’ by Sr. Thoma Swanson


All powerful God,
you are present in the universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle,
for justice, love and peace.


Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

7 responses to “Art to Celebrate Laudato Si’

  1. Thanks Thoma
    For me this painting does indeed echo the glory of God’s creation and inspires me to continue to honor it by the choices I make to care for Earth.

  2. Thank you, Thoma,
    I love the painting and your words of hope and encouragement. It is a wonderful reminder to trust in the Lord who is all goodness and love.


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