The Living Laudato Si' Steering Group Committee
of the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Laudato Si' Week Is Almost Here!
Laudato Si’ Week is almost here! It begins this Saturday 16 May and runs through to the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home, Laudato Si’, Sunday 24 May. The theme for the week is Everything Is Connected.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented many of the activities planned for the week going ahead. However, the Vatican’s Dicastry for Integral Human Development has partnered with the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) to host a series of on-line events including a retreat exploring the notion of ecological conversion on Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May, and a series of workshops on eco-spirituality, sustainability, advocacy and social action.
These events will come from Rome. So, they will take place late in the evening our time, but, if you register, we understand you will be able to access the recording of each event and watch it at a more convenient time.
You can access information about these events and register for them at: https://laudatosiweek.org/activities/
At the end of the week, all Catholics around the world are encouraged to pray a prayer composed for Laudato Si’ Week at 12 noon local time. You can find details and the ttext of the prayer at: https://laudatosiweek.org/prayer/
Because of the disruption caused by the pandemic, events will take place over the next 12 months as part of a Laudato Si’ Year.
Stay tuned for more information over the course of the next week.