Laudato Si Week

May 16 to May 24

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. Pope Francis

May 24 is the five-year anniversary of the release of the papal encyclical Laudato Si. In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, in Laudato Si Pope Francis expressed deep love for creation, our common home, and called the world into a new global solidarity to protect and renew the environment, with particular concern for the effects of the ecological crisis on the world’s poor. Pope Francis released this video asking us to mark the five-year anniversary by celebrating Laudato Si during the week of May 16-24:

Taking action to protect and preserve creation is a spirituality—an expression of our love for God and all that God has created. The Catholic Climate Covenant, a Stuart Center partner, is offering a number of opportunities for us to show our love for creation.

In Canada, Development and Peace is sponsoring the For Our Common Home Campaign, where you can take a pledge or sign a solidarity letter.