2020 occasions the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home, Laudato Si’, which was signed on May 24, 2015. Laudato Si’, is an inspiration during moments of difficulty. It encourages us to reflect on the values we share and create a more just and sustainable future. During Laudato Si’ Week, we come together as one people around the world to prayerfully discern the lessons of this moment. While the world experiences a history-defining crisis, we reflect and prepare to build a better world. Laudato Si’ has been welcomed as a document of deep and abiding beauty, and it has prompted people around the world to reflect more deeply on Creator and creation. Its vision of integral ecology, which sees connections between how we treat God, nature, and each other, offers simple but profound truths about the bonds that unite us.
In a sign of unity, on May 24, 2020, at 12:00 PM local time, we are asked to pray a common prayer for the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’.
The prayer can be found here.
Laudato Si' can be read here.
The Archdiocesan Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry has some resources to care for our common home here.
More resources can be found here.