Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of

Earth, Our Common Home

This week we join millions of Catholics around the world in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week, a commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s first encyclical. 

The theme for the celebration is “Everything is Connected.”

During Laudato Si’ week, five members of our Boston CSJ Earth Book Club have each prepared personal reflections on favorite parts of Laudato Si’ and its relevance today. A link to one of these reflections will be posted each day this week in the space below. Each reflection ends with a question for your personal reflection. Here is the schedule of these reflections

Monday, May 18             Reflection: “Called to a deeper relationship”
                                        – Helen Power, CSJ

Tuesday, May 19             Reflection: “Becoming the change we want to be”
                                        – Patricia Cushing, CSJ

Wednesday, May 20      Reflection: “Being passionate lovers of God’s earth”                     
                                      – Maryann Enright, CSJ 

Thursday, May 21          Reflection: “In communion with all that surrounds us” 
                                      – Joanne Gallagher, CSJ   

 Friday, May 22              Reflection “The environment and humanity are inseparable”
 Joanne Fantini, CSJ Agrégée

May this special week will be a rich experience for each of us as we grow in the awareness that everything is connected.