Solidarity news and reflections of interest to the Passionist Family
“The passion of the earth is always the passion of Christ himself. When we’re gone, the earth will still be here. Whatever we do to Mother Nature always comes back to us.” Father Brando Recaña, C.P., pastor of St. Gabriel’s
In 2006 a new church was consecrated in Toronto, inspired by the cosmic vision of Thomas Berry, the teaching of Passionist Father Stephen Dunn, C.P and the work of architect Roberto Chiotti. St. Gabriel's was the first church in Canada to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or L.E.E.D., rating system. From its floor plan to its building materials to its parishioner programs, St. Gabriel’s has embodied a Catholic vision of ecology since its consecration in 2006, nearly a decade before Pope Francis published Laudato Si' in 2015.
Read about the vision and reality of St. Gabriels here.
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