On 25th May, Pope Francis unveiled a new 7 year plan for action based on his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’. His call is to implement environmental sustainability in all the different sectors of the Church including families, parishes, schools, hospitals, businesses, organizations, and religious communities.
“We need a new ecological approach that can transform our way of dwelling in the world, our styles of life, our relationship with the resources of the Earth and, in general, our way of looking at humanity and of living life,” Pope Francis said.
This call, which reflects the challenges of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, will inform our ongoing decisions about our current and future patterns of living and our use of resources.
*In what ways does this message reflect your sense of the call to social & ecological justice?
*What invitations does it offer all Brigidines and our partners in ministry as we prepare for a Congregational Forum where directions will be discerned for the coming years?