Be inspired by Laudato sì

Be inspired by Laudato sì

We are all living in a time of crisis caused by the coronavirus. This might be an opportunity to let ourselves be challenged by the content of the encyclical letter LAUDATO SI’ which was published 5 years ago.

We are concerned about our Common Home. We hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor (LS 49). We experience in our own body that everything is linked and interconnected.

We are affected, questioned, challenged, and at the same time, we are called, enlivened and sent out to be witnesses of hope and joy because of the good news of the Risen Christ. We are all called to build a better future in solidarity and fraternity.

In this particular time, I suggest three steps that we can take together:

Getting inspired

Please consult the following website : https://www.sowinghopefortheplanet.org/

Religious congregations and missionary societies around the world have provided resources to spread and share the seeds that are being planted for the hope of our Common Home.

In the section “RESOURCES”, you will find many tools for your inspiration. If you, your community, parish, centre, … have already developed resources, you can share and download them on the same website. How to do it? Click on “UPLOAD new resource” and fill out the form.

If you want to know more about it, watch the following video:

Going further

Please consult the following website: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/laudatosi/

You will find additional information and ways to deepen several aspects mentioned in the LAUDATO SI’ document.

Acting

At present, we read daily a passage from the Acts of the Apostles. We see the Holy Spirit at work among the early Christians. This same Spirit guides us today and inspires us with creative love so that we care responsibly for our Common Home. You might be able to plan and realise an activity, an event, a special moment around May 24th or after, depending on the circumstances!

May the Holy Spirit show us the way to go!

Fraternally,

Andreas Göpfert,
JPIC-ED Coordination

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