About an hour ago I received an email from our shipping department, alerting me to the fact that Brother Mickey McGrath's latest book just arrived in our warehouse. Within a few minutes, the book's editor, Christine Krzystofczyk, was in my office with the very first copy of Our Common Home: Visual meditations of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si'.
I couldn't resist snapping a photo of the book's proud editor.
Brother Mickey was inspired to create these images while reading Pope Francis' encyclical. Just as in his similar book with WLP, Dear Young People, in this new book Mickey takes Pope Francis' words, this time from phrases in Laudato Si' and beautifully creates art for the quote or turns the quote itself into a piece of art.
This conjunction of art and text helps illustrate the pope's inspiring and challenging words. Here are a few examples. They don't do the book justice, but you get the idea.
I am so grateful that we are in collaboration with Brother Mickey, whose work always touches my heart.
Please, please, order your copy of this book and be inspired by Pope Francis in a new way.
Thanks for listening.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.