Agnellus’ Mirror does not reflect a view of science as anti-religion, or yet anti-Christian. Quite the opposite. And Franciscan spirituality is embodied and grounded, so that Pope Francis could entitle his encyclical on the care of creation, Laudato Si’ after Saint Francis’s hymn of creation.
In this article from the Vatican Observatory, Fr James Kurzynski writes: ‘ As we explore Saint Bonaventure’s mysticism, we will come to see how Franciscan spirituality, greatly influenced by the thought of Saint Bonaventure, affirms the exploration of the natural world and how this exploration leads us to the knowledge of God.’
It’s a long article by our standards, but well worth reading!