‘Laudate Si’ inspired Crib

This year the crib scene in Holy Ghost Church was inspired by the words of Pope Francis and was constructed using single use plastic and disposable cartons. The hard hitting message caused a lot of interest and emphasised the reality that Jesus was born into a ‘messed up’ world and came to save us.

Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation.”

— Pope Francis @Pontifex 12.30.p.m.  25 Sept 2020

Whenever we fail to care for creation and for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction and hearts are hardened…….

Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be ‘protectors of creation’, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.
— Pope Francis    Inaugural homily 19 March 2013