The lessons of Pope Francis’ encyclical - one of the few Vatican
documents that has had an impact around the world, far beyond the
Catholic circle - are particularly relevant in the context of the
coronavirus pandemic that has brought large parts of the world to a
standstill. Laudato Si’ offers a vision, perspectives for building a more just and sustainable world.
As Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology, points out: “Laudato Si’
was and is a prophetic text that energizes, builds bridges and gives
new hope to everyone. At this time of the Covid-19 crisis, we can
recognize the prophetic words of Laudato Si’ that invited us to
acknowledge the fragility of our science, technology and intelligence
and encouraged us to wonder at the beauty of creation and our
The theme of the week is very simple and very powerful at the same time: “Everything is connected.”
Look at the Pope’s short message on this occasion in which he calls for commitment to the future of our “common home.”
More information is available at: https://laudatosiweek.org
Jesuit institutions, parishes, communities are therefore invited to
be creative, in many cases using virtual means of encounter - since
gatherings are not possible in most countries of the world - to make the
young and not so young people vibrate together in this connectivity
that unites the world. This spirit also allows them to live the spirit
of the Gospel: to go out of oneself to serve, to help one another, to
build together the future of a planet that needs all these connections
to breathe and share life.
An example of this creativity in the Province of Spain is the
publication of a series of four leaflets for prayer and animation under
the theme "Ecological Conversion":
1. The Gospel of Creation;
2. The human roots of the ecological crisis;
3. Conversion means being attracted;
4. Conversion: Where to and How?
Click here to access it (in Spanish).