Celebrating Laudato Si’ Week

The week 16th to 24th May is a week set aside to mark the 5th Anniversary Pope Francis’ encyclical: “Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home” (LS).

Here Pope Francis’ speaks about this week…

What a difference this encyclical has made! It has put the care for God’s creation as a very important aspect of Catholic Social teachings. Yet it does of course not take away the need to care for the poor and most vulnerable people. The overall theme for the week is “Everything is interconnected”. Pope Francis encourages us to “hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (49, LS).

Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home, Laudato Si’, has put the care for God’s creation as a very important aspect of Catholic Social teaching.

The theme of Laudato Si’ Week is “everything is connected.” During Laudato Si’ Week, we come together as one people around the world to prayerfully discern the lessons of this moment. While the world experiences a history-defining crisis, we reflect and prepare to build a better world. Pope Francis encourages us to “hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (49, LS).

Click here to link to the Vatican website to mark this week

Click here for the Common Prayer to be prayed at noon on 24 May

Click here to view the Laudato Si document. A summary can be viewed here