Laudato Si'

In 2015, Pope Francis shared his encyclical, Laudato Si’ — teaching the world that care for the things of the earth is necessarily bound together with our care of one another, especially the poor. CHA, in response, has produced several resources — videos, articles, reflection resources — to help Catholic health ministry consider our calling in light of the Holy Father's message.

NEW! Laudato Si’ Action Platform

On Nov. 14, 2021 the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced the launch of the next phase of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Inspired by Laudato Si', The Platform is a new and groundbreaking faith-driven and ecological initiative to engage the Catholic Church in a seven-year journey to global sustainability and spiritual conversion. The Platform is a collaboration between the Vatican and a coalition of Catholic organizations across the world, including in the United States.

You are invited to embark on this effort along with CHA and others in the U.S. Catholic community, as we join our brothers and sisters around the world. You can register your institution, community, or family’s engagement between Nov. 14, 2021, and April 22, 2022 (Earth Day.) By registering you will have access to resources to develop your action plan and gather metrics of your progress. In his Nov. 14, 2021 Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis urged all to address the toll the environmental crisis is taking on the earth and the poor, "I encourage those with political and economic responsibilities to act now with courage and foresight."

Please contact Indu Spugnardi if you have questions about the platform or how to participate.

Laudato Si’ 6th Anniversary

The world is celebrating the Sixth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Laudato Si’ (May 16-25). CHA is pleased to share and provide a few resources for this commemorative time and the Season of Creation.

Find additional resources on the Laudato Si’ Week website.

Three educational and inspirational video reflections and companion resources highlighting the themes of Laudato Si'

Everything is Connected
Watch the video, with Pope Francis' Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes)
Watch the video minus the closing prayer (less than 4 minutes) 

Addressing Climate Change
Watch the video, with Pope Francis' Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes) 
Watch the video minus the closing prayer  (less than 4 minutes) 

Less is More
Watch the video, with Pope Francis' Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes) 
Watch the video minus the closing prayer (less than 4 minutes)

Companion Resources


Encyclical Prayer Cards

These 5 x 7 cards each highlight a different quote from Pope Francis’ encyclical, and then have a prayer from the encyclical on the back side. Useful as a resource to open a meeting as well as something you can share in break rooms and at staff gathering areas, they are available for order in hardcopy. There are three different cards available.

Order copies of the cards

Encyclical Prayer Card Flowers
 
Encyclical Prayer Card Flowers
 
Encyclical Card Mother & Child
 
Encyclical Card Mother & Child Back
 
Encyclical Prayer Card
 
Encyclical Prayer Card - Back