Protect the world and not prey on it, … sow beauty, not pollution and destruction, …
to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature.
Watch - The Pope Video February 2016 - Care of Creation
Our prophetic witness challenges us to accept our sacramental relationship with creation as we seek to transform ourselves and society from greed to love, and respect Mother Earth and all the riches of life she bears.
Acts of the Chapter 2014
We see the beauty and pain of our fragile earth and recognise the interdependence of all creation.
As co-creators of the earth, guardians of the planet, we commit ourselves to the task of preserving, healing and caring for the integrity of creation.
Responsive to the anguish of peoples and planet and
seeking a deeper appreciation of our interconnectedness . . .
As a Congregation we are committed to caring for creation and we
~ constantly thank God for the sacredness, wonders and beauty of creation.
~ have a personal and corporate responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation.
~ commit ourselves as a congregation to using only the resources of the earth that are essential to our living with dignity and thus bear witness to the generosity of our provident God.
~ commit ourselves to work for the well-being of peoples and planet by participating in the many initiatives available to us.
~ join organisations that have as their focus the care of the earth and the support of all life.
~ we encourage sustainable living programmes for energy, water, reforestation, transport, organic produce and waste disposal.
~ educate ourselves, and others, to tread with gentle footsteps through all of creation.
Watch - Official Vatican video about Laudato Si’
THE GLOBAL CATHOLIC CLIMATE MOVEMENT
Pope Francis issued a powerful message on our moral responsibility to care for creation in his encyclical - Laudato 'Si.
Explore the comprehensive collection of resources that have been compiled by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. The resources include online course, videos, guides and Vatican statements on climate change and ecology. » Resources
During Laudato Si’ Week (June 13-17, 2016), prominent speakers from different backgrounds dialogued about the crisis affecting our common home and reflected on the Pope’s Laudato Si’ message. Four webinars covered four key sections of the encyclical document, following the Pope’s “urgent appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet”(LS, 14). The Global Catholic Climate Movement have made the recordings available. » 2016 Laudato Si Online Conference