In our Christian Heritage we have many “ecological saints”. Beginning with Paul of Tarsus (567A.D.) to Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) the Patron Saint of Ecology. It was in the forest among the trees and the silence that the Great Spirit spoke to her heart. All of nature spoke to her of the Creator. Being in harmony with all of creation was a value she learned among the Aboriginal people.
Peace on earth to men and women of goodwill, who work quietly and patiently each day, in their families and in society, to build a more humane and just world, sustained by the conviction that only with peace is there the possibility of a more prosperous future for all.
Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi 2016