This program is designed with the 2016 Feast of St. Francis (October 4) in mind. However, we hope you will feel free to implement the program at a time that is convenient to your parish or school.
As you know, Pope Francis was so inspired by St. Francis of Assisi that he is the first Roman pontiff to take the saint’s name. He has challenged us to make care for creation and care for the poor a cornerstone of our Catholic witness.
This year marks the 37th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi being named the Patron Saint of those who promote ecology by St. John Paul II.
Este folleto es una breve introducción a la encíclica y maneras en que puede responder a la llamada de papa Francisco.
From the Catholic Climate Covenant, RENEW International, and GreenFaith, Creation at the Crossroads is a small-group resource for studying and internalizing the message of Laudato Si'. Focusing on Pope Francis's message of love as the most potent tool for action, this study guide is a motivational call to action. It can be viewed here.
Suggested Prayers to Reflect on Creation, offered up by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a collection of reflective and petition prayers for individual or group practice.
Suggested Scriptures and Hymns to Reflect on Creation, by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a collection of verses and hymns for use in specific masses, or in individual or small-group study.
10 Ways Your Parish Can Make a Difference, by the Catholic Climate Covenant is a comprehensive guide to a greener faith community, outlining simple steps your parish can take to help halt climate change.