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.

Visit the official website of Laudato Si' to browse the essential aspects of the encyclical, the news, the stories, the map of the initiatives and other resources and access the Action Platform.

Laudato Si' Action Platform

Laudato Si' LogoOn Nov. 14, 2021, the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced the launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Inspired by Laudato Si', The Platform is a 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. Register on the platform and share your organization's environmental sustainability action plan and learn how others are taking action. 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.

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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.

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