“Creation is a symphony of the Spirit.”

St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
“This divine presence, which assures the permanence and development of every being, is the continuation of the action of creation.”

St. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274)
“We don’t have the right to say that these beasts don’t have God as their Creator: because they all have a sort of beauty of their own that reveals more brightly the omnipotence of the Maker who has wisely created all things.”

St. Augustine (354-430)
“Praised be You my Lord through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs..”

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
“With its magnificence, its beauty, and its order, the sky is a privileged preacher of its Maker, whose maker has filled the universe.”

St. Athanasius (296-373)
“Lord, I want a heart burning with love for all of creation, for human beings, for birds, for beasts, for demons, for all creatures.”

St. Isaac of Nineveh (613-700)
“I love the mountains more each day, and I’d like to spend entire days on their heights contemplating in the pure air the grandeur of the Creator.”

Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925)
“Since all creatures that God has made are quite beautiful, I say that we need to see in each and every being the perfection of beauty.”

St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa (335-394)
“It took millennia for man to learn how to dominate, 'to subdue the earth.' The hour has now come for him to dominate his domination.”

Paul VI (1897-1978)
“By being in contact with nature we absorb into our own human existence the very mystery of creation which reveals itself to us through the untold wealth and variety of visible beings.”

John Paul II (1920-2005)