Sacred Creation Retreat

A 45-minute presentation based on Francis & Clare's Spirituality of Creation.

Sacred Creation includes stories from the lives of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, as told in the writings of the saints themselves. The spiritual insight of Francis' "Canticle of Brother Sun," (modeled on the Canticle of the Three Young Men in the book of Daniel) forms its frame.

This dramatic reflection touches on nature, the environment, Islam, mystical prayer, death, friendship and peace. Friar Peter and Sister Anna use stories, puppets and music to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Sacred Creation was created and presented for the first time at the opening of the Pierce Cedar Creek Environmental Institute in Michigan.

Since then it has been presented at:

  • St. Bonaventure Parish in Paterson, NJ
  • St. Mary Parish in Oneonta, NY
  • St. Patrick Parish in Colton, NY
  • Mercy Sisters Motherhouse in Rochester, NY
  • Franciscan Motherhouse in Millvale, NY
  • The Franciscan Spirituality Center, Aston, PA
  • The Choctaw Reservation in Philadelphia, MS
  • The Mohawk Reservation in Kahnawake, QC, Canada
  • Wellsprings Institute of the Methodist New York Conference
  • Chautauqua Institution Summer Program
  • Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna, NY
  • Stella Maris Retreat & Renewal Center in Skaneateles, Ny
  • National Shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, NY