Join Us for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Festivities 2015

Thursday, October 1st – Thursday, October 8th

Take the St. Francis Pledge and Commit to Climate Change

We invite you to take the Pledge by tying a ribbon around the tree on the southeast end of Holy Cross Hall lawn. The Pledge and brightly colored ribbons will be next to the tree, so all you have to do is show up and make the commitment to preserve our beloved Earth! More information can be found here.
Thursday, October 1st

Blessing of the Animals/Pets, 4:30-5:30 PM, Holy Cross Lawn at the Sukkot

In the spirit of St. Francis, patron saint, have your pet blessed. Please make sure that your pet is controlled and dogs must be leashed. Photographs of pets will also suffice.

Monday, October 5th

Campus Bio-Diversity Walk, 12-12:30 PM, Sorin Oak

Dr. Bill Quinn will lead a tour of the various gardens that have been designed to meet sustainability needs for the campus. Meet at Sorin Oak at noon!

Nostra Aetate Lecture: How Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical, Laudato Si’, Recalls the Religious Roots of Environmentalism, 7 PM, JBWS, Carter Auditorium

Mark Stoll from the Department of History and Director of Environmental Studies at Texas Tech University will speak on Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, October 7th

Laudato Si’ – Encyclical Document Study, 12:30-1:30 PM, Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room (Chapel)

Join us for a discussion on Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter on the environment titled, Laudato Si’.

Friday, October 9th

Sustainability Lunch with an Assisi Flair, 11 AM-1 PM, Ragsdale Lawn

Bon Appetit will provide a sustainable lunch in recognition of St. Francis of Assisi. Topper Tender, credit cards, and cash accepted.

All events sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Office of Sustainability, the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Bon Appetit.