Celebrating Laudato Si’ Week 2023 in Australia

Laudato Si' Week is now underway

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"Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation will enjoy and celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty and her many species. We will honour our duty to love and care for her and add to her well-being wherever possible."(Chapter Statement)

The Church in Australia is this week celebrating Laudato Si’ Week, marking eight years since the publication of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation.

Catholics communities are encouraged to reflect on the Laudato Si’ encyclical and act to bring its ideals to life, focusing on this year’s theme, “Hope for the Earth. Hope for Humanity”.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Justice, Peace and Ecology Office has developed a series of reflection sheets based on the key findings of the State of the Environment Report 2021, exploring the human impacts on Australian ecosystems and the environment. They can be accessed from the ACBC Justice, Ecology and Peace site here.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will open Laudato Si’ Week, which for the rest of the world takes place on May 21–28. Australia celebrates Laudato Si Week one week earlier (May 16–24) so it does not clash with the national Reconciliation Week, May 27–June 3...

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Source: Catholic Outlook Parramatta

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