May 22-29 is Laudato Si’ Week, a time dedicated to advancing the Church’s mission to embrace integral ecology and promote the care of all creation. This year we mark the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. We invite you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week by using these resources to deepen your commitment to care of our Common Home.
Visit the Laudato Si Week website to explore the hundreds of virtual events planned around the world, including a video address from Pope Francis.
Take action to ask your senators to support ambitious climate solutions through this action alert from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Explore the celebration guide from the Laudato Si’ Movement, where you’ll find action steps, prayers, and much more.
Use and share the Laudato Si’ Week resource from Catholic Climate Covenant, “Integral Ecology: Pursing the Common Good and Our Common Home.”
Maryknoll Mission Updates
Explore updates on how Maryknoll missioners are working to promote integral ecology in their mission sites around the world.
Maryknoll Sisters: In this article from Maryknoll Magazine, read about Sr. Janet Miller’s new environmental ministry in El Paso, Texas, inspired by her previous work in ecology on mission in the Panama, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. You can also listen to a podcast on Sr. Pat Ryan’s work with indigenous land defenders in Peru or on Sr. Sue Rech’s efforts to help Indigenous Masaai people in Tanzania adapt to climate change and industrialization.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers: Watch a webinar presentation by Fr. Joe Healey and Dr. Alphonce Omolo on the climate movement in Kenya. Read an excerpt from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers’ recent Chapter meeting on their commitment to integral ecology.
Maryknoll Lay Missioners: Maryknoll lay missioner Peg Vámosy continues her work with the environmental and agricultural ministry at her parish in El Salvador. Read her latest reflections on viewing the Earth as a home for all.
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