Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si

It’s been five years since Pope Francis released his seminal encyclical on climate change and climate justice: Laudato Si. The name comes from the “Laudato Si, Mi Signore” or Praise be to you, my Lord which Pope Francis took from Saint Francis of Assisi’s beautiful canticle. And much praise has been given to Pope Francis for this poignant yet inspirational document. 

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si, many Catholic communities and organizations are hosting events. And while it is sad that none of the events will allow us to gather together in person, it also means that you can easily participate in any of these events from the convenience of your home since they are all virtual.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is offering a variety of online activities and events to celebrate Laudato Si Week, May 16-24. 

The Catholic Climate Covenant is also hosting their own Laudato Si Week program as well as Earth Day at 50/Laudato Si’ at 5: An Urgent Appeal for Action.

Please try and participate at some level to show your support for planet earth, our neighbors throughout the world, and future generations!

Working together, we can help take care of our common home.

Paul Litwin

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