I am delighted to be at the St Francis Alliance: Faithful Voices for Animals Retreat which is taking place this weekend at the San Damiano Spiritual Life Centre in White Post,Virginia which is in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
The Sr Francis Alliance is a wonderful grouping of Catholic men and women who have come together following the publication of Laudato Si’ to advocate for animals in the USA and CCA have been working with them since 2016.
The Retreat is a fantastic event in which we are discussing Animal Welfare and Animal Rights from a Catholic perspective as well as participants being able to relax and also enjoy spiritual time and fellowship and this event reminds me very much in make up of the Retreats that CCA hold each year in the UK.
I was delighted today to present to participant colleagues on the work of CCA throughout the world and our plans for ongoing work in the USA as well as discussing the Catholic tradition in relation to animals and in particular to lead a discussion on Laudato Si’.
A great weekend and St Francis Alliance is a great organisation.