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.

December 2022

“Our Common Home One Human Family” video series offers thoughtful exploration of some of the basic themes, principles, and values expressed in the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ (On the Care of Our Common Home). “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle,” wrote Pope Francis in section 211 of Laudato Si.

Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy, OP was moved by Pope Francis’ message but felt her ability to teach and preach were being hindered by the COVID pandemic. “I was working with a small parish group in 2021 and wanted to introduce them to the important messages outlined in Laudato Si. Many of the resources she found were intensive study tools. She wanted to offer up ideas and exercises in smaller, meaningful bites. There are 12 videos, of 3-5 minutes each, in this series. Individual and groups are finding One Common Home, One Human Family a transformative contemplative study experience.