Laudato Si


On this page you will find information about Laudato Si – Caring for our common home.

Pope Francis says in Laudato Si,

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.

LAUDATO SI WEEK 2022

Saturday: PRAY for our Religious Orders
God of communion, enable us to become communities of participatory action and advocacy, for the Earth and the poor. We ask you God to help our religious communities be prophetic servant leaders in the care of our common home and for the least among us.

Take ACTION for our Common Home today, you could – Plant wild flowers for the bees.

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Friday: PRAY for our Groups and Organizations
Triune God, help our movements, non-governmental organizations, and communication centers develop a spirituality of global solidarity that flows from the mystery of who you are, an interconnected community of love.

Take ACTION for our Common Home today,
Have some time out with God in nature or in a quiet place in our homes or gardens.

 

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Thursday: PRAY for our Educational Institutions
God of Knowledge and Virtue, assist us to “grow in solidarity, responsibility and compassionate care.” May our schools and universities, in particular, promote education that can help to restore “harmony within ourselves, with others, with nature and other living creatures, and with God.”

Take ACTION today by switching off something, TV or social media?

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Wednesday: PRAY for Health Institutions
Caring God, we pray that our institutions, especially our hospitals and health care centers, grow in the capacity to care. May we all understand and value how concrete gestures and simple lifestyles make it possible for others to live and flourish.

Take ACTION for our Common Home, you could take a break from meat and have a plant based diet today.

 

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Tuesday: PRAY for the Economy
Provident God, help us bring “together the different fields of knowledge, including economics,” and promote “new models of integral development.” May we work towards a new economic paradigm at the service of common good, “leaving no one behind.”

Take ACTION for our Common Home by walking or use public transport instead of using your car.

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Monday: PRAY for Families
Lover of the poor, we pray for all families that they may be “the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected.” May families be especially attentive to the cry of the poor and work toward the fullness of life for all, especially for the most vulnerable and neglected members of our common home.

Take ACTION for our Common Home if you can, give something away to someone who needs it more than you.

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Sunday: PRAY for Parishes and Dioceses
Lord of Creation, we pray for our parishes and dioceses, that they may be attentive to the cry of the Earth and promote clean energy, ensure clean air and water for all, protect creation, especially its biodiversity and climate. May we and our parishes and dioceses re-discover our original vocation as
carers of our common home and of one another.

Take ACTION today for our Common Home by joining our outside Rosary at 3 pm in St Anthony’s church grounds.

 

Prayer for the success of Laudato Si week and the future of our Common Home.

LAUDATO SI WEEK

SUNDAY 22nd to SUNDAY 29th MAY

A week of global celebration of the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si, on care for our common home. Join us, if you can, to pray the rosary outside at St Anthony’s Rumford on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm. Tea and cake to follow. All welcome.

Save the date! Our next Laudato Si Circle meeting is on Saturday 7th May at 11am on Zoom. We will come together to pray, reflect and take action for the care of our Common Home. Everyone is welcome.

 

Our next Laudato Si Circle meeting is on Saturday 7th May at 11am. Everyone is welcome. We will come together to reflect, pray and take action for the future of Our Common Home.

Below is the link to our Zoom meeting.
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Time: May 7, 2022 11:00 AM London
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LAUDATO SI CIRCLE MEETING 12th FEBRUARY 2022 11am ON ZOOM

We are excited to invite everyone to our next circle meeting. Invite a friend, relative and neighbour. Hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome to this Zoom meeting. Pope Francis asks us in the Laudato Si encyclical to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth. Lets see how we can come together as a Parish to do this.
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Only 6 days to go until our Laudato Si circle meeting! How can our church respond to the climate crisis? Come and see.

 

Here is the link to join our August Zoom meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Topic: Laudato Si Circle
Time: Aug 21, 2021 11:00 AM London

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Everyone is invited to our next Zoom meeting to care for our Common Home.Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Here is a way to find out how we can prepare and take part in the count down to COP26.

COP26, Laudato Si’ and Care for Our Common Home

Join us for the first of three events to learn more and get inspired on how you can take action to Care for Our Common Home ahead of COP26

in preparation for our Laudato Si Circle on Saturday 19th June take another look at the Scottish Bishop’s Pentecost letter on Caring for our Common Home.

Here is the link to the Laudato Si circle meeting on 19th June at 11am. See you there!

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We will come together to look at ways we can live simpler, more sustainable lives to protect and care for our common home.

 

Here is the Scottish Bishops Pentecost letter in video form about the climate emergency.

Blink and you’ll miss it! Season of Creation 1st September to 4th October 2021.

Pope Francis encourages us to live out the message of care for our common home by working together to create a better future.

 

If you would like to read the Laudato Si letter and learn more about it, then here is a great opportunity to learn with and from others.

 

Pope Francis published his encyclical Laudato Si on the 24th May 2015. During the last year the Global Catholic Climate movement has celebrated the importance of this document. It calls for Catholics, Christians and the whole world to have a change of heart, to acknowledge that the earth is a finite resource and that each of us is responsible for its care. All of creation is interconnected and precious, from the tiniest insect to the biggest mountain. The destruction of ecosystems, rain forests, global warming etc has occurred on our watch. We still have the opportunity to put things right by changing the way we do things, small changes add up. We are called to listen to the “Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor”

Laudato Si week is the culmination of the 5th Anniversary year of the publication of the encyclical and runs from the 16th to the 24th May 2021.

 

Here is the information about the first webinar for Laudato Si week. It can be watched on YouTube at 6pm.

This is the link to today’s webinar for Laudato Si week. It’s available at 1pm on YouTube.

This is the link for today’s webinar for Laudato Si week. 2pm on you tube!

 

Today’s link to the Laudato Si video, 2pm on Youtube!

Laudato Si are asking us to read and sign a Petition to the leaders of the 2 major UN comferences this year, COP15 and COP26.

At St Francis Xavier parish we have started our own Laudato Si circle. We meet once a month, on zoom at the moment to pray, reflect and take action to care for our common homeour earth. Everyone is welcome, our next meeting is on Saturday 22nd May at 11am and will last for just over an hour. We would love to see new faces!

Topic: Laudato Si Circle meeting
Time: May 22, 2021 11:00 AM London

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