Laudato Si’ Action and Reflection for April- August

Written on: May 3, 2022

We gathered on April 18 to rejoice in the new life brought through Jesus’ Resurrection and the new life we hope will be accomplished for Earth through the efforts of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.(click to learn more about LSAP).

For the upcoming quarter we are focusing on Circular Economy while continuing to read Laudato Si’

We recently found a series of YouTube videos from Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM that explain Laudato Si’ in an easy to view format. Click here to view!– or ask your TV remote!

3rd quarter April-August– ongoing Laudato Si’ Education (print copy)

 “Today… we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” LS49

Read, reflect and pray with Chapter 1: Sections IV, V, VI and VII. Discuss with others using the question below (which is also at the back of the book if you have that edition), or simply share whatever touched you in the reading.

Focus Question:

Pope Francis writes, “The developed countries ought to help pay this [ecological] debt by significantly limiting their consumption of non-renewable energy and by assisting poorer countries to support policies and programs of sustainable development.” How can you live this out in your own life?

  • Watch at least three YouTube videos on Circular Economy. Chapter 1, Section I, Paragraph 22 in Laudato Si mentions the “circular model of production”:

… But our industrial system, … has not developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations…

Below is a list of a few short, worthwhile videos that talk about Circular Economy in simple terms.

 We have added a new page on Elimination of Single Use Plastic>> Click Here

 Next gathering scheduled for August 22, 2022. Please use the between time to pray, discuss, and learn for the good of EARTH!

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