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What is the Feast of St. Francis?

The Feast of St. Francis (FOSF) honors the patron saint of those who promote ecology. St. Francis of Assisi, who took care of the poor and sick, preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God, is the saint from whom Pope Francis took his name.

The theme for this year is "Dial Down the Heat: Cultivate the Common Good for our Common Home." The 2016 program will help answer Pope Francis' call for constructive dialogue about our place in God's creation and the environmental impacts on poor people and communities. Once you register, we'll email you a program guide later this summer to help you plan your celebration. 

Our program guide includes:

  • Prayers and scripture readings
  • Short video with discussion questions
  • Activities
  • Advocacy
  • Resources
Download our "Save the Date" flyer here.

By hosting a Feast of St. Francis event, you will help your community engage in civil and constructive dialogue about how we can respond to Pope Francis' urgent call to care for creation and care for the poor. We provide everything you need to host a successful program. 

Host an event

 The Feast of St. Francis program guide is free of charge.
This year’s program guide will be available for download later this summer.
The feast day is October 4; however, you may hold your event any time that suits your community.

Our past Feast of St. Francis event packages are available for download.