Laudato Si’ Week 2022

Join the global celebration of’ “Listening and Journeying Together” as we mark the 7-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Laudato Si’ Week, sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement, is filled with opportunities to educate, reflect, pray and act on our relationship with all of creation.

Visit the official Laudato Si’ Week 2022 website for a list of events from around the world – workshops, seminars, interfaith dialogues, prayer gatherings, liturgies, film screenings, etc. Most are offered live online with recordings available to watch anytime.

Don’t miss the Laudato Si’ Festival with music, prayer and speakers from Assisi, Italy! Taking place at the Basilica of St. Francis, this international festival highlights eco-spirituality and art as a range of musicians bring the spirit of joy in creation to life.
When: Saturday May 28 at 12noon Pacific Time
Click here for the event page with livestream and recording info. 

Laudato Si’ Week 2022 officially closes with a prayer gathering from Brumadinho, Brazil, with testimonies of people affected by climate crisis. Join live or watch the recording for the closing presentation on Community resilience and empowerment as part of our Synodal Journey.
When: Sunday May 29 at 6am Pacific/9am Eastern
Click here for the event page with livestream and recording info. 

During this week of celebration, we’re highlighting just a few examples of the many new initiatives going on in our region.

Friars living at Old Mission Santa Barbara save food scraps and coffee grounds. The novices take them directly to the Huerta Garden where they are composted into rich soil. 

St. Francis Center in Los Angeles has begun providing more sustainable, compostable utensils for the staff. Instead of single use plastic, these utensils can be used, washed, and when no longer needed, can be composted in a garden. They’ve also become much more efficient with their ice machine. All the ice needed for the week is now made in one day so the machine can be turned off for the rest of the week. Jasmine Bravo, Executive Director, commented that the videos shared during Legacy Day really opened their eyes to how lots of little things can add up to making a big difference.

Have you started new activities or habits as part of your Laudato Si’ Action Plan? We’d love to hear about it! 

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