CREATURES EXIST IN DEPENDENCE ON EACH OTHER, TO COMPLETE EACH OTHER, IN THE SERVICE OF EACH OTHER.
“God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities and inequalities tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service of each other.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 340)
“As part of the universe, called into being by one Father, all of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communion which fills us with a sacred, affectionate and humble respect.” (Laudato Si’, 89)
The Living Chapel is designed to be a prayerful locus of profound harmony between nature, music, art, architecture, humanity, and God. In response to Pope Francis’s call for us to listen and hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”, the Living Chapel suggests a vision of harmony among all of creation and hope for a new era of mutual respect and understanding.
Towards An Integral Ecology
THE LIVING CHAPEL: SERENE HARMONY OF MUSIC & ART
“To sense each creature singing the hymn of its existence is to live joyfully in God’s love and hope.” (Cathoic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, Reverence for Life: A Message for the Twenty-First Century.)