Laudato Si’ Week will be held from May 21 to 28 to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’. “Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity”, will be this year’s guiding theme.
Holy Spirit, You are God’s presence in our hearts, bringing life, love and joy, like a caring Mother.
You are in singing birds, hidden in vegetation, in the subtle fragrance of inconspicuous flowers… You are a Mystery, invisible, but powerfully influencing our life. We open our hearts to You.
Please inspire us and give us wisdom, courage, and hope. Let us make use of our various talents and Your gifts. Please teach us patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Guide us the right way and teach us to love You, others, and ourselves. Please help us to work together in peace and respect every person, regardless of all the differences between us, but also to respect nature and everything else you have created for us. Last but not least, let us always remember about our dignity of being Your children and about our freedom to serve others, like Jesus. Amen
by Sylwia Ufnalska, Laudato si’ Animator, coordinator of Rogalin Ways of the Holy Spirit and of the project “Tree of Life” – Rogalin, Poland)
A new edition of Laudato Si’ Week will be held from May 21 to 28 to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’. “Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity”, will be this year’s guiding theme.
The film “The Letter,” which tells the story of four “social poets” affected first-hand by the climate crisis who travel to Rome to meet Pope Francis, will be the main resource guiding the week’s events, encouraging people to organize community screenings.
Several global events will take place during the week, including an event dedicated to “The Letter” on Saturday 27, and the conclusion of the Week on Pentecost–Sunday 28.
What is Laudato Si’ Week?
Laudato Si’ Week began as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ papal encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.” Since then, the annual celebration has become a way for all Catholics to unite and rejoice in the progress we’ve made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and to commit ourselves to further prayer and action for our common home.
The event is organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement together with other partners.
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