The August newsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here.
From National Director, Jacqui Remond:
Dear Friends of Earthcare,
It’s been an incredibly graced period since our last newsletter because we have been strategically working with so many community leaders across Australia.
I have been to Broome where we are preparing to launch Laudato Si’ in the Kimberley with Bishop Saunders and Notre Dame University, to Alice Springs where we are working with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, the SVDs and local communities. Then to Freycinet in beautiful Tasmania where I led a two day Laudato Si’ program with Tasmanian Catholic School Principals and to Toowoomba where we worked with every teacher in the Diocese and Bishop McGuckin as part of the Catholic Education Office’s Bishops Inservice. This past week I have been working with Adelaide’s Archdiocesan Leadership Team, Melbourne with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Colleges from Bentleigh (Vic), Kensington (NSW) and Enfield (SA), and today with Wollongong’s Catholic Education Office leaders.
Catholic Earthcare was also present at the Catholic Religious Australia conference at Leura in the Blue Mountains, I led a session at the National Council of Churches Australia forum where we discerned a future direction for the National Eco-Mission Network and together with the Redemptorist Fathers we are planning a Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat to be held during the Season of Creation in 2017.
In this edition of our newsletter Catholic Earthcare announces that Pope Francis is making a special message to the world on this years’ World Day of Prayer for Creation. Pope Francis is inviting everyone to participate and we will share his live message from the Vatican with you later this week. You are also invited to celebrate a Season of Creationwhich begins this Thursday September 1st by making use of the resources that we have created through our international network the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
You will notice that we have included a story about the Laudato Si’ Eco-Village at World Youth Day and we invite you to save the date for our Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat next September 2017.
Lastly, thank you kindly for the donations that have been given to assist Catholic Earthcare Australia in bringing about the important work of ecological conversion and integral ecology. We do need your support to continue to bring Laudato Si’ to life in our communities, so please give generously throughout the month of September as part of your actions during a Season of Creation. Your contribution to this great work is deeply appreciated!
Peace and hope,