Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, is hailed as Pope Francis’s statement on the environment and climate change. It is an appeal for an eco-spirituality integrating the moral and ethical, political and economic, social and technological aspects of our relationships with all life: with humanity, with the created world and with God. Over three Sundays in May, St. Peter’s adult formation program will examine Laudato Si. On the 15th, using an abridged version of the text, we will probe its content, and the structure, language and messages of this powerful appeal to all humanity to embrace a shared, sane, secure and sacred mission.
Martin McElroy has prepared this program, including a condensation of the text and additional references drawn from presentations at Daylesford Abbey, Villanova Campus Ministry, PA Interfaith Light and general media. His summary can be found at http://www.stpetersgv.org/summary-of-the-laudato-si-encyclical/ — we encourage you to look at it before Sunday.