Humanity, along with all of creation, is on a critical journey. Climate change and environmental destruction are impacting everyone, most especially the poor.
In 2015 Pope Francis published Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home. This ground-breaking encyclical is addressed to “every single person living on this planet”. He urges us all to listen to “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor”.
Read the full text of Laudato Si
Trócaire is inspired by Laudato Si. Our work around the world eases the cries of both the Earth and the poor.
In Ireland, we work with parishes to translate its words into action.
Our ‘Living Laudato Si Project’ encourages parishes to engage with these issues. We must reflect on what is happening to our common home. We must pray for our world and take action for a more sustainable future for all.
We also help Catholic institutions to divest their finances from the fossil fuel industry.
Pope Francis reminds us: “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience”.
Join us on this Laudato Si journey today.