A sunrise over a forest
Our patron St. Columban famously said, “if you want to know the Creator, look at creation.” As Catholics, Columbans believe that creation - animals, plants, ecosystems, and all natural things - is a sacred gift from God and that God is revealed to us through each member of creation.
But has this fundamental teaching of our faith always informed our spirituality? And how should it now, especially in this time of ecological crisis?
Columban priest Fr. Dan Troy talks with geologist and botanist Dr. John Feehan about the urgency of reconnecting our appreciation of nature with our everyday faith.