Celebrate Laudato Si’ Week 2022

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns shares suggestions and resources to help readers celebrate Laudato Si’ week May 22-29, 2022. 

Laudato Si’ Week, May 22-29, is a time dedicated to advancing the Church’s mission to embrace integral ecology and promote the care of all creation. This year we mark the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week by using these resources to deepen your commitment to care of our Common Home.

Resources

Visit the Laudato Si Week website to explore the hundreds of virtual events planned around the world, including a video address from Pope Francis.

Explore the celebration guide from the Laudato Si’ Movement, where you’ll find action steps, prayers, and much more.

Use and share the Laudato Si’ Week resource from Catholic Climate Covenant, “Integral Ecology: Pursing the Common Good and Our Common Home.”

Maryknoll Mission Updates

Explore updates on how Maryknoll missioners are working to promote integral ecology in their mission sites around the world.

Maryknoll Sisters: In this article from Maryknoll Magazine, read about Maryknoll Sister Janet Miller’s new environmental ministry in El Paso, Texas, inspired by her previous work in ecology on mission in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Panama. You can also listen to a podcast on Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan’s work with indigenous land defenders in Peru or on Maryknoll Sister Susan Rech’s efforts to help Indigenous Masaai people in Tanzania adapt to climate change and industrialization.

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers: Watch a webinar presentation by Maryknoll Father Joseph Healey and Dr. Alphonce Omolo on the climate movement in Kenya. Read an excerpt from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers’ recent Chapter meeting on their commitment to integral ecology.

Maryknoll Lay Missioners: Maryknoll Lay Missioner Margaret Vámosy continues her work with the environmental and agricultural ministry at her parish in El Salvador. Read her latest reflections on viewing the Earth as a home for all.

Featured image: People in London walk among bluebells in the Epping Forest April 18, 2020. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters)

After World Mission Sunday Mass at St. Ferdinand Church, pastor Father Jason Torba and Cardinal Blase Cupich greet the congregation, including all those who do mission in Chicago. (Julie Jaidinger, Chicago Catholic/U.S.)

Sister Miller discusses agricultural techniques with a student in 1988 in Zimbabwe, where she served in mission as an instructor. (Maryknoll Mission Archives)

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Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, based in Washington, D.C., is a resource for Maryknoll on matters of peace, social justice and integrity of creation, and brings Maryknoll’s mission experience into U.S. policy discussions. Visit www.maryknollogc.org.