Laudato Si’ in Art: the Experience of Priest and Musician, S.J. Cristóbal Fones

November 6, 2020

Close your eyes. Imagine that you are in the middle of a forest and you hear the sound of the river, the soft breeze of the wind that hits the leaves and the whistle of the birds. Imagine that in the background you hear a light flute playing as a single melody with nature. Can you hear it?

With one easy click, you can hear those melodies that reconnect you with creation. Cristóbal Fones, a Jesuit priest and musician, has made this possible.

Cristóbal Fones, SJ

Through his musical album, “Kümen Mongen, Music for an Integral Ecology,” Cristobal allows us to contemplate our environment and connect authentically with God and with each other.

Cristóbal was born in Santiago, Chile. In the 1990s, with a formation oriented to service, he followed in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius and became a priest of the Society of Jesus.

Music, a gift that God gave him, accompanied him throughout his life, and in 1996 he recorded his songs for pastoral use for the first time. Since then, his repertoire and his evangelizing spirit have accelerated.

©2017, Compañía de Jesús.

In our first edition of Diálogos Laudato Si’ on Instagram Live, Global Catholic Climate Movement had the opportunity to talk with him, learn more about his evangelizing and artistic experience, and hear how Laudato Si’ has affected him.

You can listen to and watch the full interview on our Instagram channel (@livelaudatosi) here. For more about Cristobal and his inspiring work, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.