Laudato Si Week runs from May 16th - May 24th 2020 in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si'. This year Pope Francis has renewed his call for each of us to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor and to take the urgent action that is needed to care for our common home. Some useful resources to help you celebrate this week and reflect on how to Live Laudato SI. "I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet..." (LS, 14)
Laudato Si animation
Let us remind ourselves of the urgent call to care for our common home through this animation exploring Laudato Si in 4 minutes.
Laudato Sí Reflection
As we honor the encyclical during Laudato Si’ Week, our world is deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Laudato Si’ Week helps us reshape the world that will arise after the pandemic has passed. 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, both directly and indirectly.
Both are experienced most deeply by the poor and vulnerable, and both expose the deep injustices in our societies.
Both will be solved only through a united effort that calls on the best of the values we share.
Our reflection is a moment out of your week to reflect on the world around us. Pope Francis reminds us above how now is the time for action and healing in our one human family.
This recording gives time for prayer and to hear from the work of Trócaire and the link to Laudato Sí.
For this whole week of marking the fifth anniversary of Laudato Sí, you could think and pray for the country you have heard from.
Our reflection on Laudato Sí and Trócaire is read by Grainne Dunne, from the Fundraising&Marketing team at Trócaire. From her home in Co. Meath to yours.
Join us for this event a Love Letter to the Earth.