Environment

Laudato Si'


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

Everything is Connected

As Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Si’, St. Francis of Assisi saw all creation as part of one family of God. Whether Christian, Jew or Muslim, whether human, beast, plant or element—all creatures were brothers and sisters to him and all are loved by God. In this brief video, Pope Francis’ basic message – that EVERYTHING is connected, is highlighted.
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

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis makes a moral and scientific argument for recognizing and taking action on climate change. This video highlights portions of his case while also highlighting Catholic health care’s response to reduce our contribution to the problem of 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

Pope Francis has often used the term “throwaway culture” to refer to humanity’s wasteful practices and poor management of our natural resources. In this video, better management of shared natural resources is highlighted, and specifically, water resources.
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


Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Ecology - Laudato Si'

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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
 


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