With a movement like ours at the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we always have reasons to feel inspired. Let’s talk about 5,000 of them.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, nearly 5,000 Laudato Si’ Animators from all over the world have been coming together every week to learn how we can create a more just and sustainable future.
For the past seven weeks, they’ve fought through enormous challenges to learn, grow, and plan together because a better world is worth it. Their commitment inspires us to unite as a global Catholic family during Laudato Si’ Week 16-24 May.
To honor the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ world-changing encyclical, we’re uniting as one Catholic family to reflect on and pray about how we can build a better world.
From 16 to 23 May, online trainings and workshops will help us learn and grow to create that future together. On Sunday, 24 May at noon local time, we’ll pray in our homes, with small groups online, or wherever we feel most comfortable, creating a global wave of prayer around the world.
Laudato Si’ Animators are building a better world together.
Dircia from Timor Leste is a part of the Timorese Youth Initiative for Development, and she’s designing Laudato Si’ posters to be shared on the group’s Facebook page.
“I have noticed that most Timorese haven’t heard about Laudato Si’,” she said. “I want to reach as many people as possible, and I want to make them aware that, “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation.” (Laudato Si’ 14)
Germán and Carolina from Argentina will plant an organic vegetable garden at a local women’s penitentiary that also houses children.
“The idea came about because agriculture is more useful than mining, and above all, because it can sustain these families,” Carolina said.
Brian from Atlanta works as the sustainability program coordinator for the Atlanta Diocese. He’s meeting with leaders from 12 area parishes and schools to make sure they’re all on the same page as they embark on a five-year journey to better care for our common home.
“Laudato Si’ is very important to me because it is the Pope’s direct call to every human being to take urgent and impactful action to address the environmental problems we have created. We can all do something, and some of us can do a lot,” he said.
Four people from three different continents, coming together to build a better tomorrow. Just imagine what we’ll do as one global Catholic family during Laudato Si’ Week. Join us.