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Care for our common home

At the end of our Care for our Common Home Easter journey at St John’s, we now start a new journey with every parish and every diocese in the world. On Tuesday 25th May, Pope Francis will launch the 7-year Laudato Si’ Action Plan. He will invite every Catholic community to decide how best to take actions to care for our common home in their local contexts.

As we return to the ordinary liturgical time after 40 days of Lent and 50 days of Easter joy, we can take this opportunity in these summer months to contemplate God in the ordinary of our lives and ask the Holy Spirit for the grace of discernment about how to take the journey forward as a community in Bath in the Autumn.

We will resume our Care for our Common Home journey at St John’s on 1st September, which Pope Francis instated as the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Resources we can draw on these summer months:

Text of Laudato Si’: https://www.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si_en.pdf

Audio version of Laudato Si’: https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/multimedia/audio-podcasts/listen-to-the-encyclical-letter-laudato-si

Laudato Si’ Action Platform: https://laudatosiactionplatform.org/

Journey to 2030 (resources for parishes in the UK): https://journeyto2030.org/getting-started/

Global Healing (Bishops Conference of England and Wales): https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/environment/global-healing/

Global Catholic Climate Movement: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

Laudato Si’ in the Clifton Diocese: https://cliftondiocese.com/laudato-si/

Caring for our Common Home at Home (from Bishop John of Salford): https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Common-Home-Leaflet.pdf

 

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