Laudato si’: a template for spirituality and justice

14 May 2020 by

Laudato si’ Week 16-24 May 2020 honours the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical On Care for Our Common Home.

This encyclical cannot be described or dismissed as being about the ‘environment’. Laudato si‘ presents a rich incarnational spirituality. Pope Francis invites us to hear and respond to God’s invitation to encounter God in prayer, creation, beauty, community, and the poor.

“The Spirit of life dwells in every living creature and calls us to enter into relationship with him” (Laudato si’, 88)

It is from this point of spiritual encounter that we find the awareness, desire and strength to work for justice for all of creation. A key concept in Laudato si’ is ‘integral ecology’ – all of creation is interconnected. Human development in one area cannot be at the expense of other people or the rest of creation.

Below is a calendar of events and resources that might help you engage in Laudato si’ week:

Fri 15 May 2020
Sat 16 May 2020
Mon 18 May 2020
Tues 19 May 2020
Wed 20 May 2020
Thurs 21 May 2020
Fri 22 May 2020
Sat 23 May 2020
Sun 24 May 2020
All week


Information courtesy of:

Australian Province of the Society of Jesus

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Catholic Earthcare

Earthlink (ISMAPNG ministry in QLD)

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Sandie Cornish: Social Spirituality