Showing care and respect for our natural environment is not just a modern-day concern.
If we look back to the medieval age or even earlier, there are several prominent examples
of churchmen who loved and respected God’s creation. Among them was Celestine the
5th, the 13th century hermit who became pope, whose feast day
we mark this week. Listen to this reflection by George Ferzoco, an expert on medieval
religious culture, at Bristol University. He explores the figure of Celestine the
5th and notes how many of his concerns about the environment are still
relevant today. Listen: