Reflections on the Universe Story & Ecological Spirituality

This series of text and image reflections is inspired by Pope Francis’ call to contemplate creation so that we might discover God’s wishes and understand God’s manifestation as we gaze at the mystery of creation, to learn to see ourselves in relation to all creatures (Laudato Si’ 85).

These short 5–7 minute videos featuring international writers are aimed at awakening a deeper sense of wonder and awe at the mystery, creativity and sacredness of creation.

They are an ideal resource for personal and/or group reflection on the mystery of the Universe Story and Ecological Spirituality, our interrelatedness to this mystery and how it speaks to our daily reality, our God-given responsibility as co-creators and caretakers of this earth and all within it.

Each video consists of a brief inspirational quotation drawn from scripture and prophetic writers on the Universe Story and Ecological Spirituality, with relevant images and music.

Following the text and image reflection, there are questions for further personal and/or group reflection, and a final prayer to conclude the video experience.

These questions and final prayer are added as a supplement to the text and image reflection and may or may not be used depending on the viewer(s) time and/or interest.

Episode Titles

  1. A Great Heart – John O’Donohue
  2. Be Amazed – Mary Southard CSJ
  3. Invisible Mystery (Celtic Wisdom)
  4. Understanding Beauty – Pope Francis
  5. What We Need To Know – Niamh Brennan
  6. Sacred Ground – David Steindl
  7. A Magnificent Whole – Judy Cannato
  8. The Depths of God (Romans 11:33-36)
  9. A Speck in the Universe – Brian Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker
  10. Consideration – Hildegard of Bingen

Download the Series Index PDF

Video Samples

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Ep.1 A Great Heart – John O’Donohue

Ep.4 Understanding Beauty – Pope Francis