Laudato Si

Psalm 8 & Laudato Si’

photo of the milky way over Uluru

Rita Carroll RSCJ offers this visual reflection on Psalm 8 and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Download a PDF version: laudato-si-psalm-8.   “At the end, we will find ourselves face to face with the infinite beauty of God, and be able to read with admiration and happiness the mystery of the universe, which with us will share in unending plenitude.”  Laudato Si’ O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world! Your praise reaches up to the heavens; it is sung by children and babies. You are safe and secure from all your enemies; you stop anyone who opposes you. Psalm 8 Contemplating the nature of space and time

Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource

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This Laudato Si’ prayer resource by Rita Carroll RSCJ engages all of our senses.  It provides a variety of ways of reflecting on Pope Francis’ message of integral ecology in Laudato Si’.  It can be used for personal prayer or for community prayer or in retreat activities for students. Download the Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource here:

Laudato Si!

photo of trees in the fog at Stuartholme by Sandie Cornish

Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment has arrived!  Lauadto Si – On the Care of Our Common Home – takes its title from the famous canticle of St Francis of Assisi. Like Pope Francis, the Society of the Sacred Heart has recognized the ecological crisis as a major priority. The first chapter of Laudato Si contemplates what is happening to our common home, the earth. Chapter 2 presents a Biblical vision of creation, and Chapter 6 stresses the potential of Christian spirituality to motivate and support appropriate responses.  These are excellent chapters to take into our prayer as we begin to consider the analysis and directions for action