Roll out Plan for Sustainable Catholic Communities
in the Spirit of Integral Ecology of Laudato Si
Monday December14th was a webinar with Sheila Kinsey, FCJM “Roll Out Plan for Sustainable Catholic Communities in the Spirit of Integral Ecology of Laudato Si.”
Clearly, this is a work in progress. Specific targets, tool kits, etc. are still being developed and we hope will be in place for the May 24, 2021 roll out. That said, it is not too soon to begin thinking about how your congregation might enter into this exciting seven-year journey to sustainability.
Here are materials from the webinar, as well as some additional documents that may be helpful to you as you begin to gather the tools needed for the journey. Please note, we assume that your work with the seven goals will be informed by your own congregational charism and be folded as seamlessly as possible into your own unique congregational plans for the future.
Sowing As I’m sure you know, the annual ecumenical Season of Creation begins with the World Day for Prayer for Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1 and continues through the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, October 4.
It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. It is a time to join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living. This year we unite around one shared purpose. With so much injustice all around us, now is the time to come together and show the world how to love each other and creation.
Hope for the Planet Sowing Hope for the Planet is a project of UISG (Union of International Superiors General) and is set up to engage sisters in Laudato Si’ and to share with one another what we are doing in our communities, share resources and encourage action within our congregations. It is an opportunity to develop a network around the world to connect us in our care for our common home.
Below is a video presentation by Sr. Sheila Kinsey, who is the coordinator of the campaign. Sheila presented this video at the 2019 UISG Plenary. Although the video only covers some of us, hopefully we can see how we can make a difference in our world. Small things that have great impact.