Florida is.. the Sunshine State!


Florida is,,, the #SunshineState
Xavier Cortada, “Brother Sun,” digital art, 2015.

Celebrating Pope Francis’ upcoming environmental encyclical: Cortada created “Brother Sun,” a digital art piece to celebrate Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical titled ‘Laudato Sii’ and St. Francis’ Canticle of Brother Sun.

Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun,
who brings the day; and you give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

“As we address climate change concerns, I wanted to depict the life-giving energy source at the center of our solar system — ‘radiant in all his splendor!’” stated Cortada. “Eight centuries after the patron saint of animals first sang about Brother Sun, all of Earth’s creatures (including humans) are threatened by human disruptions to the perfect, but fragile balance created in synchrony with the sun.”


Florida is.. the Sunshine State!

by Xavier Cortada

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