Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home is an encyclical letter written by Pope Francis released on May 24, 2015. Pope Francis communicates his message “to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development.” The title, Laudato Si’, is taken from the first line of the letter, “Laudato si’, mi Signore,” or “Praise be to you, my Lord.” These are the words of St. Francis of Assisi in his Canticle of the Creatures.
Access the Laudato Si’ encyclical from the Vatican website:
Study guides, summaries and reflection resources can help individuals and groups engage with Pope Francis’ message in Laudato Si’.
- A summary of Laudato Si’ created by Br. Keith Douglas Warner, OFM (2022)
- “The Most Franciscan Encyclical Ever” by Br. Keith Douglas Warner, OFM (2016)
- The Franciscan Character of Laudato Si’ by Daniel P. Horan, OFM for America Magazine (2015)
Laudato Si’ Summary created by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for the original release of Laudato Si’ (2015). Click the image above to access the English version, 20 other languages also available here.