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Laudato Si': On the Care of our Common Home

Pope Francis' letter to humanity, Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home, has caught the attention of Christians and non Christians alike.  Francis understands that transforming our relationship with creation, and in particular with our planet, Earth, must now be the top priority of all people.

In the encyclical Francis says,  Sister Earth "cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her."

This encyclical is written in an engaging, accessible style.  It is great for individual reading but even better for a discussion group.  Reading and discussing the encyclical in a group is exactly what is called for because throughout the letter, there are calls to dialogue.

Laudato Si

Our kick-off event on June 15 was a wonderful evening!  Professor Stephen Scharper’s presentation was solid and energizing, inspiring us all to explore more deeply what Pope Francis is saying in Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home.  Two groups were formed and are meeting this summer to read and discuss the encyclical. 

If you would like to read the encyclical online or download a PDF, you can do so here.  Also, Daniel P. Horan, OFM, has prepared a series of YouTube videos "Understanding Laudato Si" that can be viewed here.

Wrap-Up Plenary

On Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM, the Rev'd David Howells will lead a wrap-up plenary session.  All are welcome, whether you have read the encyclical by yourself or in a group.  Even if you haven't had an opportunity to read it, please come along as we share our feedback.  Kindly register online or by calling the church office at 416-922-4948 so that we can have a seat waiting for you.

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