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Laudato Si' Week

Posted on: May 16, 2020 11:00 am
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To some this may look like a sunset. But it's a new dawn. -Chris Hadfield

Laudato Si' Week is May 16-24.

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Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of his letter to the world encouraging all of us to renew our commitment to care for the earth and each other.

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Laudato Si' has been welcomed as a document of deep and abiding beauty, and it has prompted people around the world to reflect more deeply on Creator and creation.

Its vision of integral ecology, which sees connections between how we treat God, nature, and each other, offers simple but profound truths about the bonds that unite us.

As we honor the encyclical during Laudato Si’ Week, our world is deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Laudato Si’ Week helps us reshape the world that will arise after the pandemic has passed. The present crisis is an opportunity to start anew, and to make sure that the world that arises after this crisis has passed is sustainable and just.

Laudato Si’ tells us that “everything is connected” and tragically, this health catastrophe has much in common with the ecological catastrophe.

Both are global emergencies that will affect many people, both directly and indirectly.

Both are experienced most deeply by the poor and vulnerable, and both expose the deep injustices in our societies.

Both will be solved only through a united effort that calls on the best of the values we share.

As we prepare for Laudato Si’ Week and the journey beyond, let’s reflect together on how the encyclical’s lessons guide us through the current crisis.

“Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it”
(Laudato Si’, 246).


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