So many of the spiritual traditions within Catholicism seem to aim at detachment from the world (Benedictine, Eremitic, Carmelite), but this seems very different from the line of thinking in which the world is a text and sacrament. Given passages like the one below from the catechism, I’m curious to find specific passages from spiritual traditions that support the world not as inherently broken, but as inherently wondrous. The Franciscan tradition seems an obvious guess, but what about others and what about specific teachings and practices?
The beauty of the universe: The order and harmony of the created world results from the diversity of beings and from the relationships which exist among them. Man discovers them progressively as the laws of nature. They call forth the admiration of the scholars. The beauty of creation reflects the infinite beauty of the Creator and ought to inspire the respect and submission of man’s intellect and will.