Integrity of Creation
Let’s Celebrate Laudato Si’ Week
Laudato Si’ Week 2022, May 22-29, will mark the seventh anniversary
of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care of our common home.
This event will unite us to listen and respond to the cry of creation,
rejoice in the progress we have made in bringing Laudato Si” to life,
and intensify our efforts through the dynamic Laudato Si’ Action Platform,
walking the “Synodal” path.
This year, with the theme of “Listening and Journeying Together”,
Catholics on six continents will work on
“bringing the human family together to protect our common home” (LS 13).
To find opportunities for celebration go to
If you are looking for ways that you can celebrate Laudato Si’ Week
here are some practical suggestions:
Celebration Guide for Laudato Si Week
As the Laudato Si’ journey continues, the Laudato Si’ Movement has collected
a wonderful resource for all of us,
a collection of prayer from all over the world.
Laudato Si’ Prayer Book
Rivers of Hope Virtual Pilgrimage
Rivers of Hope is a collaborative effort of the Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en América (AHLMA), the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC), and the
Religious Brothers Conference (RBC). See the flyers and information below:
Rivers of Hope Virtual Pilgrimage
Revised Rivers of Hope Virtual Pilgrimage
Link to the January 11 Video Presentation
Season of Creation Weekly Reflections
Each week of the Season of Creation,
we will be posting a short video for your reflection.
We invite you to ponder what touched you, what challenged you
and what actions are you considering.
Here are some of the reflections about the videos shared from 1st through 4th weeks:
- Planning to set aside time, in a consistent way, to understand what nature has to teach.
- To get out and just be with/in nature.
- Make the time to commune with nature, go to the beach and walk it with an open mind and heart. Sit with it and simply listen.
- Stepping out into the grass more often, even if it is just in my own back yard. I’m going to take off my shoes and walk in the grass like I did as a little girl instead of only observing it from my back porch. I want to feel the resonance and connection.
- Watching the birds and bunnies in our backyard; visiting the ocean and/or the bay just to be there (only a few miles from home); enjoying local nature paths.
- To take more time to appreciate nature and all its beauty.
- Be aware of how I use the gifts of this earth. Support the efforts of persons and groups in their efforts to care for our earth. Avoid waste.
- I want to pay more attention to the science of healing our earth, especially about the power of renewable energy.
- Learning more about natural water conservation in my area.
- I intend to put consistent effort into continuing a connection with Kiva.org, an organization that gives small loans to people all over the world. I have been attempting to be vegan for a while and will increase efforts to make this seem more appealing to others around me.
- I’m considering contacting the local botanical garden and explore their research projects around global seed banks, primarily food related.
- Looking for a way to participate in a replanting project.
- 3 people have donated money to plant trees in memory of Pat Funderhide, osu. Pat loved trees for this reason and so I am happy to see folks donate toward trees. She got the message out! As I get the trees planted I will write this message in our newsletter and thus affirm people in their effort to address climate change by honoring someone.
- I will try to look for ways to actively foster life each week, maybe each day. It may be small but, if it truly gives life in a simple way, it will matter. It might be taking care of plants, or donating to a soup kitchen, or advocating for the protection of elements of nature.