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      Laudato Si’ Week 2020, 16 - 24 May

Laudato Si’ Week 2020, 16 - 24 May

Laudato Si’ Week helps us reshape the world that will arise after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The present crisis is an opportunity to start anew, and to make sure that the world that arises after this crisis has passed is sustainable and just. (Laudato Si’ Week 2020)


Laudato Si’ Week and the Coronavirus (from Laudato Si’ Week 2020 website)

As we honor the encyclical during Laudato Si’ Week, our world is deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Laudato Si’ Week helps us reshape the world that will arise after the pandemic has passed. The present crisis is an opportunity to start anew, and to make sure that the world that arises after this crisis has passed is sustainable and just.

Laudato Si’ tells us that “everything is connected” and tragically, this health catastrophe has much in common with the ecological catastrophe.

  • Both are global emergencies that will affect many people, both directly and indirectly.
  • Both are experienced most deeply by the poor and vulnerable, and both expose the deep injustices in our societies.
  • Both will be solved only through a united effort that calls on the best of the values we share.

As we prepare for Laudato Si’ Week and the journey beyond, let’s reflect together on how the encyclical’s lessons guide us through the current crisis.

Reflection Guide: Introduction

This guide helps you reflect on the coronavirus pandemic in the light of Laudato Si’. It uses the “see, judge, act” model that is common in Catholic social teaching.

See In order to better understand the causes and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, read the summary information and then reflect on the questions that are provided. You may wish to reflect on these questions in silence, by writing your responses in a journal, or by discussing them with a small group. ... Go to SEE

Judge In order to discern how God is calling you to respond, read the quotations and then reflect on the questions that are provided. Again, your reflection may take the form of silence, written responses, or discussion with a small group. ... Go to JUDGE

Act After understanding the situation and discerning your response to it, it’s important to take action. You may choose from one of the options suggested or take your own path, however God is calling you. ... Go to ACT

You’re invited to return to this process again after your action is completed. This way, you’ll have an ongoing understanding of the situation and God’s calling in your life.

Global Prayer

At noon your local time on 24 May, say this prayer.

Loving God,
Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them,
you created us in your own image and made us
stewards of all your creation.
You blessed us with the sun, water and bountiful land so that all might be nourished.

Open our minds and touch our hearts,
so that we may attend to your gift of creation.
Help us to be conscious that our common home belongs not only to us, but to all of your creatures and to all future generations, and that it is our responsibility to preserve it. May we help each person secure the food and resources that they need.

Be present to those in need in these trying times,
especially the poorest and those most at risk of being left behind.

Transform our fear and feelings of isolation into
hope and fraternity so that we may experience a true conversion of heart.

Help us to show creative solidarity in addressing the consequences of this global pandemic.
Make us courageous to embrace the changes that
are needed in search of the common good.
Now more than ever may we feel that we are all
interconnected and interdependent.
Enable us to listen and respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

May the present sufferings be the birth pangs of
a more fraternal and sustainable world.

Under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians,
we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May 24 Laudato Si’ Prayer

For more information: Laudato Si’ Week 2020

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