Taking part in
from 16 to 24 May, the Laudato Si’ Week 2020 recommends seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020. Australian Province Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) Committee
2020 is the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical where Pope Francis is calling us to “hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth” and we are all invited to acknowledge, reflect, pray and act to celebrate and care for God’s creation during Laudato Si’ week 2020.
The RwC Committee shares ideas on Seven Ways to Live Laudato Si’ in 2020:
1. Become familiar with Laudato Si’ Read
Laudato Si’ Watch a
one-hour talk by Reverend Professor Denis Edwards, Australian Catholic University
2. Learn from the Healing Earth website
Read about an ecological issue and responses on
3. Meet God in creation
Reflect with the
Ecological Examen Read a book by your favourite
eco-theologian Use the
in your mass/liturgy this week creation prayers Consider a
residential or online retreat Journal over the work your connection to creation
4. Walk with First Peoples
and take action Uluru statement Read the address
John Paul II gave in Alice Springs in 1986
5. Create your virtual environment walk
in your home or garden creation prayer space Create an
in your community environment walk In art form, create the
water journey for your local river
6. Commit to being an Earth Healer
Inspired by Laudato Si’, share a photo of the wonder and awe in nature on social media each day
Laudato Si’ movie Make changes in your lifestyle
work on one aspect in your life as a daily challenge ecological footprint, Join the
mini challenges Ignatian Solidarity Network
7. Work with others to become an Earthcare community
for the 8-Step Earthcare program Catholic Earthcare Use the green campus guides on the
to help with your next step Ecojesuit website
Please share your favourite quote from Laudato Si’ with us on the Australian Province Facebook page.
2 thoughts on “Seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020”
A valuable site for actionable ideas for our home and parish.
I want to highlight Fr. Denis Edwards talk. As I understand it, he clearly suggests that we are in a new era in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis encourages us to Ecoconvert. This conversion relates to seeing our interrelationship with the natural world . When we love the natural world as a gift from God, we will protect it. The natural world has a right to exist and thrive as we do. Injuring God’s Creation is offensive to those who love His creation, and it hurts people who depend on clean water, good soil and pure air. Fr. Denis says allot in just a few minutes. Thank you Fr. Denis.
Thank you for such a comprehensive format to celebrate Laudato Si Week 2020. I am not only going to introduce some of your ideas to the local Parish, but will ensure that I inform my own congregation – Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart- of this coming week and you Ignation Examin regarding Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity.