As we prepare for Lent, I invite you to bring Laudato Si’ into the season by downloading a Lenten calendar for creation here.
This free resource is a week-by-week guide to reflection on our role in God’s creation. It helps us repent of our ecological sin, cultivate ecological virtue, and take healing actions.
As fires rage, seas rise, and people suffer, the need for healing is strong.
But as St. John Vianney tells us, “You do not need to wallow in guilt. Wallow in the mercy of God.” This Lenten season, you’re invited to turn toward God’s mercy.
If you’d like to go further in your journey of healing, consider applying to the Laudato Si’ Animators program. Animators are taking concrete actions that bring hope to creation.
Laudato Si’ Animators protect creation. Here are just a few examples of Animators’ actions in the past few months:
- In Mumbai, India: Elvira organized a beach clean-up.
- In Illinois, USA: Julian taught a lesson on plastics before a Laudato Si’ mass.
- In Valencia, Spain: Padre Pedro hosted an ecological supper for his parish.
- In Mato Grosso, Brazil: Wagner led a pilgrimage to protect the Cerrado region.
- In Benin City, Nigeria: Felicia hosted a parish discussion on the web of life.
Animators participate in online training 23 March through 13 April, and then commit to ongoing action in communities. We’ve revamped our training to equip Animators for actions that make a difference and to create a loving, trusting community of support.
As we prepare for Lent, I am encouraged by knowing that a global community of Catholics is honestly reflecting on our role in creation and how to bring healing to the world.
I’m so grateful to you for being on this journey with us. Thank you for being part of this movement.
Christina for GCCM
Global Catholic Climate Movement · United States
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