By Ilia Delio OSF

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God was moving over the face of the water. And God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”

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A Franciscan View of Creation

Creation is a mystery. How it came into existence, why it is here are questions that scientists struggle to answer today. By exploring the role of creation in the life of Francis, as well as in the theology of Bonaventure and Scotus, we are able to address some of the important questions that confront us today such as: What is our fundamental relationship to nature?

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