Facebook Founder says: “It was a meeting we’ll never forget” . - Aleteia
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday received Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, in a private audience at his residence in the Vatican.
“Together they spoke about how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and to communicate a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged,” the Vatican Press Office said in a statement.
The Aug 12 - 14, 2016 in Cacouna, Que with presenter Fr. Dan Horan, ofm, was as the best. Fr. Dan brought Laudato Si' to life, exploring its many important messages. Fr. Dan was a true blessing for all those in attendance. Now we all all called to take action!
If you want to hear Fr. Dan, he has a series of lectures on Laudato Si' on Youtube.
Thank you Fr. Dan!
Regional Fraternity of Eastern Canada
Here are some comments received:
“In my opinion, Fr. Dan Horan, OFM was a most informed presenter and certainly one of the
best, in my opinion, that the Region has had over the 14 years that we have been holding these
conferences. Fr. Dan is a brilliant young friar, who has a tremendous depth of knowledge in
theology and ecology, and possesses a great ability to engage participants into serious reflection
on the critical responsibility we have for understanding God's gift of creation, making use of the
gifts that God has placed at our disposal, and the means by which we must respond to preserving
the planet while sharing these gifts with others. I learned a great deal from Fr. Dan's blending of
Laudato Si with our OFS Rule of life and particularly our call to "humility and poverty".
“I especially appreciated (Fr. Dan’s) session on ALL creatures being recognized as brothers and
sisters and that all creation has its own purpose for being created for the good of all the earth. I
was totally blown away by the wisdom, knowledge and accomplishments of Fr. Dan at such a
young age of 32!”
“What struck me was the simple yet awesome examination of conscience based on the
Beatitudes, as well as the notion of the comforting and positive aspect of communal absolution
shared by the community of brothers and sisters. It seems to me that sin is never a strictly private
affair. God’s mercy is to be experienced and celebrated by the WHOLE community.”
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