Laudato Si' Week 2021

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Laudato Si' Week 2021

Celebrating the end of the 5th anniversary year of the publication of the Encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

Ideas and resources

Global Catholic Climate Movement 

Catholic Climate Covenant

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Laudato Si’ Week Learning Suggestions

Laudato Si' Week events (with a focus on Pope Francis Laudato Si’ Action Plan)

Earthbeat: Digging into Laudato Si’
Dive into Laudato Si’ on your own, or with a group, using readings, reflections and discussions for action.

USCCB Ecumenical Resource

Laudato Si’ Week and Connecting with Creation

Tending a Garden
Whether in a container or in the ground, consider a Mary Garden or visit the St. Kateri Conservation Center website

Take an “Awed Walk”
Need a little inspiration? Global Catholic Climate Movement suggests that the next time you take a walk outside, note things that spark a sense of wonder or awe. Use your senses and notice tree colors or leaves underfoot softened by rain. “Awed” walks can be a healing experience, and increase one’s sense of joy, compassion and gratitude – as well as a strong sense of the presence of God in all the works of his Creation

Garden Blessing
God of life and growth,
bless each seed and plant we will place in this garden.
Help each one to take root and grow abundantly.
The enormous variety in this and other gardens
is a visible reminder of the wonder of your creative power.
We pray for rain to nourish the earth and for sun to bring the plants to maturity.
May the flowers and produce of all gardens
bring beauty to our daily lives and feed your people,
providing food for the table and strength for the journey ahead.
Give us strength and wisdom as we care for the earth and all creation.
May this garden bear good fruit and give glory to your name, Holy Trinity,
as we celebrate, with love, the opportunity to share in your care for all you have made.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen

Laudato Si’ Week Prayer Suggestions

Laudato Si’ Week Mass
May 20, 2021 at noon, Care for Creation Mass on line offered by the Archdiocese of Boston 

Creation Care Prayer Network
A prayer program to support worldwide ecological conversion though prayer.

Laudato Si’ Community Contemplation
Weekly Meditations on Wednesdays, noon, ET

Laudato Si’ Chaplet
“Laudato Si’ Mi Signore” means, “Praise Be to You Oh Lord”. These are the opening words of St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer, The Canticle of the Sun). It calls us to understand that through the many creatures and resources on earth, we can give God praise for this gift of his love … Creation. Pray the Laudato Si' Chaplet.

A Prayer for Our Earth (video)

A Prayer for Our Earth (from Laudato Si') (chausa.org)

Laudato Si’ Week Action Suggestions

Read about the Laudato Si’ 7 year Action Plan

Engage in a Personal Ecological Examen

Advocacy