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.

Laudato Si’ Week

Laudato Si’ Week begins Sunday, May 22. The week commemorates the 2015 release of the encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ appeal for bold action to address the ecological crisis threatening our planet.
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NEW! Laudato Si’ Action Platform

LSAP-CHA_300x300On 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 Oct. 4, 2022 (Feast of St. Francis). 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.

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Laudato Si’ Anniversary

The world is celebrating the anniversary of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Laudato Si’ (May 22-29). 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.
Past Anniversary 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.

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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