Laudato Si’ Week (16th to 24th May, 2020) marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme chosen for the weeklong celebration is “everything is connected.” This week launches a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis of the current moment by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for a better world to come tomorrow.
There are mainly three things which are in focus:
• Reflect and prepare through online trainings, 16-23 May
• Join the worldwide day of prayer, 24 May
• Put preparation into action during the Season of Creation, this September
This week is a call for all Catholics to unite in solidarity for a more just and sustainable future. Sunday, 24 May is a designated day of prayer for the environment worldwide.
There are a number of events organised in various languages during this weeklong celebrations. More information on these events as well as how to participate in these online workshops and other events can be accessed via https://laudatosiweek.org/
Laudato Si’ has been welcomed as a document of deep and abiding beauty, and it has prompted people around the world to reflect more deeply on Creator and creation. Its vision of integral ecology, which sees connections between how we treat God, nature, and each other, offers simple but profound truths about the bonds that unite us.