Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Laudato Si' Week 2021, May 16-25

Join us in celebrating the sixth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care of all creation. The pope has invited the global Church to participate in Laudato Si’ WeekMay 16-25, a time for prayer, study and action for a more just and sustainable world. As we work to recover from the global pandemic, we recall Pope Francis’ Earth Day message in which he reminded us that “we do not emerge from a crisis the same; We emerge either better or worse.” To emerge better, we need to “care for nature so that it can care for us.”

Prayer: 

Visit the Laudato Si' Week website for prayer and event-planning materials, online retreats and webinars, and information on virtual events happening all over the world.  

Share this prayer for the global Laudato Si' Day of Prayer on Sunday, May 23.

Study:  

Join a webinar, “Nonviolence is key to a Laudato Si’ future,” Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Eastern, organized by the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. Register here or watch on Facebook.

From the latest issue of NewsNotes, read about the new U.S. climate commitments, international efforts to protect the oceans, and a Vatican gathering on biodiversity.

Action:   

Take action: Urge Congress to take action to promote a just recovery from the global pandemic that will put us on track for a more sustainable future.  

Sign a petition from the Global Catholic Climate Movement calling on international leaders to take bold action at the upcoming international climate conferences.