Last May, Pope Francis designated the period between May 24, 2020 and May 24, 2021, as Laudato Sí Year to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his landmark encyclical on the care for our common home and to invite us to a year of reflection on this encyclical. As a way to join in this global commemoration, we are offering excerpts from Laudato Sí and questions that you can use weekly for your personal reflection, local community sharing, or whatever other creative way you can incorporate these into your life.
The Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4) seems to be an appropriate time to initiate this opportunity for weekly reflection on Pope Francis’ encyclical as we continue to live into and out of our Chapter 2019 Direction Statement that calls us to be “attentive to the urgent needs of Earth and of the global community.”
Blessings on this journey,
The Chapter Implementation Subcommittee for Directive II