Learn more about the Season of Creation which began September 1st and runs until October 4th. A worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home! We share the common call to care for creation. We are co-creatures and part of all that God has made. Our wellbeing is interwoven with the wellbeing of the Earth.
Laudato Si Congregation
As a Laudato Si’ congregation, we encourage others to take to heart the message of Laudato Si’. Recently, several ACCC members attended a Laudato Si’ Movement webinar that proposed one simple mustard-seed action: at the end of mass, as you greet the priest and other parish staff, mention Laudato Si’ and ask if the parish is engaged in creation care. Then send them a follow-up email (open post for template) with a list of resources. Help spread the word!
How do you live Laudato Si’ in your everyday life? Watch brief responses from seven AM sisters below.
Compassion, relationality, love and selflessness — these are just some of the virtues that Pope Francis calls us to exercise in his encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care of Our Common Home.
The Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles is grounded in the idea of sufficiency, and promoting sobriety in the use of resources and energy.
The Atlantic-Midwest Province are one of twenty-three congregations of Catholic sisters of LCWR Region 8 who will observe Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, with a challenge: do not consume beverages from single-use plastic bottles.
Last year during the Season of Creation, we asked you to fill out a survey to see what we as a province were doing that already addressed the seven Laudato Si' goals. Once again we are asking you to take the survey This will help us see how our situation has changed over the year and it will help us formulate objectives for year two.
This year’s Season of Creation logo, the Burning Bush, reminds us of the power of “removing your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)
In his work Laudato Si', Pope Francis reminds us that all of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation. SSND has committed to live more simply, more responsibly and more sustainably with all of creation.
Please respond to the call to each of us to take concrete steps to contribute to the healing of Earth, and the restoration of dignity and rights of persons made poor by exploitation and the ecological crisis.
Goal #1: Response to the Cry of the Earth - Greater use of clean renewable energy and reducing fossil fuels in order to achieve carbon neutrality, efforts to protect and promote biodiversity, guaranteeing access to clean water for all, etc.