Laudato si – An Introduction
Care for Creation
(Esp During the Season of Creation)
(By Pope Francis – At the End of the Encyclical laudato si No 246)
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
Pope Francis has dedicated this year as “*_Laudato si Year_*”. He has put Care for Creation as a priority of the entire Church & has asked us to ‘Reflect’ on his path breaking encyclical “Laudato si – On Care for our common Home”.
To help you, we will be sending out Daily Whatsapp Broadcast entitled “*PAPAL PARAS*”. One para-graph of the encyclical, so you can read & reflect on the whole encyclical before the close of the Laudato si year.
If you would like to receive the “_Papal Paras_” do send a whatsapp with your ‘_Full_’ name to *9819902950*. This is open to parishioners of ‘All’ parishes.
Care For Creation Group
_St Peters Parish, Bandra_
For World Environment Day 5th June to World Ocean Day 8th June
A Quote from Laudato si
with a Reflection Prepared by the Archdiocesan Office of Environment, Mumbai
There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. Continue
To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God”. Continue
Our encounter with Jesus must be seen in our relationship with Creation Continue
Creatures are not just resources, but have value in and of themselves and give glory to God Continue
Sadly, there is widespread indifference to the suffering of the migrants, which is even now taking place throughout our world. Continue
A scientific consensus says climate change is for Real… We need to change our lifestyle! Continue
“Creation” has a broader meaning than “Nature” Continue
16-24 May 2020 has been declared by Pope Francis as Laudato Si’ Week. Laudato Si’, is an encyclical written by Pope Francis in 2015. We celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si by reflecting on some of its themes.