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Christine M. Elliott serves the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) as director of care for creation after having explored national and international policy through internships with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bread for the World. Christine works remotely for FAN from Meriden, Connecticut, where she is discerning her vocation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.
May 16th, 2012

Easter is a liturgical time when we celebrate the Resurrection of the One who “makes all things new” and anticipate the descent of the Holy Spirit, through whom God creates and “renew[s] the face of the earth,” at Pentecost. While bodily resurrection and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit clearly impact the human person, the Easter Season extends to and includes all of creation.
As I’ve prayed the Liturgy of the Hours this Easter Season, I have been reminded of the intimate connection between Easter and God’s call to care for creation. Building on the ancient Jewish rhythm of daily prayer, the Liturgy of the Hours follows a four-week cycle of psalms and canticles. The canticle…

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