Catholic Earthcare Ballarat Diocese aims to foster and encourage communities to understand and embrace ecological conversion at a local, national and world level.
CATHOLIC EARTHCARE BALLARAT DIOCESE
CATHOLIC EARTHCARE A PROGRAM OF CARITAS AUSTRALIA
Catholic Earthcare launched its Earthcare Parishes program in December 2021 and, since then, the network has grown to sixty parishes across 17 dioceses. Your parish is encouraged to join the network and begin your own parish’s journey towards the 7 Laudato Si’ Goals and to becoming living Laudato Si’ communities.
Please contact Jillian Hogbin, Diocesan Director Caritas, who can lend support on how be involved and to sign up.
Advent with Pope Francis and Laudato Si’: Preparing for the Good News
This Sunday, November 27, begins the most beautiful liturgical season of the year: Advent. From Laudato Si’ Movement, we want to invite you to live a retreat guided by the words of Pope Francis and his encyclical Laudato Si’, to prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world and of all Creation.
We will unite in prayer through the Hozana prayer platform, a space to pray in community globally. Join Hozana to receive the weekly prayer guide.
The theme that will guide the reflections will be “Preparation for the Good News”, a pathway for our encounter with God, Jesus Christ, who comes to meet us in Creation. We will be guided by the words of Pope Francis and the encyclical Laudato Si’, his special letter to us all on the call to care for our common home.
Each week you will be invited to reflect on a specific topic through
- a short clip of The Letter(the documentary with Pope Francis on Laudato Si’),
- a brief reflection on that topic and
- a prayer.
As Pope Francis reminds us,“living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience” (LS 217).
Laudato Si’ Movement
Click these links for more information.
A Social Encyclical Letter on Ecology and Climate – Pope Francis 24th May 2015
ABOUT LAUDATO SI’
COMMON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
The Laudato Si’ Movement is based on millions of activities (inspired by Laudato Si’) of Christians, the Catholic Church, churches, religions and secular partners around the world.
MEASURING INTEGRAL ECOLOGY
The Dicastery for Human Development presents measuring Integral Ecology in the spirit of Laudato Si’ (Laudato Si’ Goals – LSGs)