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Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is Coming!

Posted May 19, 2022

This annual celebration is a global event inviting individuals and communities from around the world to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care.

Throughout this eight-day celebration, we rejoice in the progress we have made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life while intensifying our efforts through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Laudato Si’ Week takes place this year from 22 to 29 May.

The theme for the week is “Listening and Journeying Together,” and each day of the week is devoted to one of the Laudato Si’ Goals.

At the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development webpage announcing this event, you can find promotional resources, including a press release, Pope Francis´ video, and social media toolkits.

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We welcome and encourage your active participation in this week of celebration.

Easy ideas for both in-person and online events

For in-person events, please always make sure your event complies with the COVID-19 regulations in your area.

In-person events

  • Bell Ringing for Climate Justice: Ask your parish priest to ring the church bells for three minutes for the victims of the climate crisis and as a wake-up call. 
  • Blackout for creation: On a certain day and time in the evening, have everyone turn off the lights in their homes to work together to help save God’s creation.
  • Prayer gathering: Organize a Rosary for Creation or a prayer gathering. You can also simply get together and sing some songs.
  • Mass for Creation: Talk to your Pastor about having one of the week’s Masses dedicated to praying for the victims of the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity, giving thanks to the Creator for his gifts, or for all of these.

Online events

  • Community or urban garden festival: Connect online to showcase the community and personal gardens, share tips and techniques, encourage teamwork and inspire others to grow their own food. 
  • Recycling webinar: If there is someone in your community with experience in waste recycling, invite him or her to give a talk or workshop on how to recycle the waste we produce and invite your community to participate.
  • Laudato Si’ Reading: Organize an online event to read, meditate and act on some passages of Laudato Si’.

Share: Remember, whatever you do, be sure to share it on social media and use the hashtag #LaudatoSiWeek.