What kind of world do we want to leave to those who will come after us, to children who are growing up? This is the question that Pope Francis poses inviting us to participate in this Laudato Si' week. He asks everyone to join in a global campaign of solidarity to build a more just and sustainable world. The lessons of the encyclical are particularly relevant and necessary in the context of the coronavirus pandemic which has brought many parts of the world to a halt. Visit the campaign section “Care and coronavirus” here.
Laudato Si’ week helps us reshape the world that will arise after the pandemic. The present crisis is an opportunity to start anew, and to make sure that the world that arises after this crisis has passed is sustainable and just.
Laudato Si’ tells us that “everything is connected” and tragically, this health catastrophe has much in common with the ecological catastrophe. Both are global emergencies that will affect many people, most deeply the poor and vulnerable; and both crisis expose the deep injustices in our societies. We will solve these only through a united effort that calls on the best of the values we share.
Laudato Si’ Week is sponsored by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Global Catholic Climate Movement and Renova+ in collaboration with a cohort of Catholic partners.
Laudato Si' week is one step in a year-long journey of transformation by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for the Season of Creation in September 2020.
The Teresian Association joins this campaign of reflection and online formation from 16 to 23 May. On Sunday, 24 May, we will join with the global prayer at noon local time. Download the prayer here.