The Education portion of Laudato Si’ website will offer information surrounding Care for Our Common Home, including book titles, articles, Youtube links, TED talks, and other media offerings.  In addition, programming at Shalom Spirituality Center will be presented.

June 2023: 8th Anniversary of Laudato Sí

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis issued his letter to the world entitled, Laudato Sí: On Care for Our Common Home, making this its 8th anniversary.  Just as each time the same readings come around in the liturgy’s three-year cycle and we can get different things from a passage, so too for Laudato Sí.  Why not commemorate this occasion by reacquainting ourselves with its content and invitation to dialogue and action?

There are many resources available for study, reflection and action.  The Catholic Climate Covenant has a webpage dedicated to resources to use individually or with a variety of groups. It includes a study and action guide by the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach as well as resources for teachers, discussion guides, conference slides and a study guide for young adults to name a few.

As you re-read and reflect on this encyclical, how have you already begun to respond to the invitation to care for the earth and each other? What new invitation arises now and how can you continue to respond?