As the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis rage on, now, more than ever, is the time for our global movement to come together.
Join this movement every first Friday of the month as we unite during a Global Laudato Si’ Prayer Service and listen to creation’s song, cry, and invitation.
These prayer services are opportunities for all of us to feel inspired and connected, and to support each other as this movement keeps working for climate justice and ecological conversion all over the world.
One continent will be featured each month. The rotating of hosts will give us all a chance to learn more about that part of the world as the music, creation’s song, and the cry of creation all will hail from the host region. The services also will feature guest speakers and an interactive prayer with movement members from every corner of the globe.
Now is the time for our movement to come together in solidarity for prayer and reflection. Now is our time to further develop our “spirituality of global solidarity” and to unite as one global Catholic family working to solve the climate emergency.
Looking forward to seeing you there and praying with you!
DECEMBER 4, 2020
Topic: Creating Hope, Advent
Advent is a time of hope, waiting joyfully, as Mary, Joseph, and all creation did in expectation of Christ’s birth. We anticipate His return and the fulfillment of God’s reign, “on Earth as it is in heaven.” We pray that during Advent we become people of hope through action for each other and for our planet. We pray that despite everything going on in our world, we focus on what we can control and on what God wants us to do to help usher in Christ’s hope to our sisters and brothers around the world.
Download the Laudato Si’ Reflection of December here
NOVEMBER 6, 2020
Topic: All Saints, All Souls
We commemorate this month the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, we remember with gratitude those who went before us including the environmental defenders who gave their life to protect creation. We also ask our Father to give us the strength to follow the examples of the saints and to follow Jesus, as we make our daily choices.
Download the Laudato Si’ Reflection of November here
OCTOBER 2, 2020
Topic: Waiting for the new Encyclical from Assisi: reflection toward Saint Francis Sunday
In the context of Europe, symbol of the search for beauty in cultural diversity, in a universal fraternity and an integral ecology on the example of St. Francis, we will reflect, from Assisi, together with speakers of different religions, in view of the signature of the new Encyclical of Pope Francis called “Fratelli tutti” on the vigil of St. Francis Sunday.
Speakers: Mons. Domenico Sorrentino, Tonio Dell’Olio, Mariam Mourabi, Giulia Santoro, Prof. Maciej Nowicki and Gabriel López Santamaria.
Download the Laudato Si’ Reflection of October here.
SEPTEMBER 1. 2020
Topic: Season of Creation Global Ecumenical Online Prayer Service
Join us for this online prayer service as we begin the Season of Creation, annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Youth from around the globe will lead this service and offer reflections.
This year’s theme, Jubilee for the Earth, invites us to consider the integral relationship between rest for the earth and ecological, economic, social and political ways of living. This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth from different churches, congregations and organizations from around the globe will be joining and leading in prayer. Including Green Anglicans Movement of Kenya, ACT Alliance, Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), Lutheran World Federation, Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN), Anglican Students Federation of Southern Africa, Church of South India, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Council of Churches and Green Anglicans.
AUGUST 7. 2020
Join us at 9h00 New York – 16h00 Nairobi – 8h00 Quito – 8h00 CDMX – 10h00 Buenos Aires – 15h00 Madrid – 15h00 Rome
Host Region: Africa
This prayer service will be held in English and simultaneously translated to Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.
Topic: Transforming Peace
Let us pray for peace and security in the entire world, for those suffering from extreme poverty, for the degradation of the environment and displacement of the people due to the pipelines being constructed in Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and other parts of the world, for the Season of Creation, for the ongoing challenges along the Nile River with the building of the Grand Renaissance Dam, and for peaceful coexistence between human beings and wildlife.
Guest Reflection by: Ann Mareka
JULY 3. 2020
Join us at 10h00 Quito – 17h00 Madrid
Host Region: Hispanoamerica & Spain
This prayer service will be held in Spanish and simultaneously translated to English, Portuguese, and Italian
Topic: San Joaquín & Santa Ana
The importance of the family in the eco-conversion of children with a look at the inter-generational value. We will reflect on how grandparents can be the most vulnerable members of the family in relation to the climate crisis.
Guest Reflection by: Joining us from Spain, Carlos Jesús Delgado.
Layman, happily married and father of two children. Episcopal coordinator of the Diocesan Commission of Integral Ecology and Vice President of the Diocesan Commission of Justice and Peace, both of the Archbishopric of Madrid (Spain). Coordinator of the Joint Orthodox-Catholic Commission for the preparation of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Madrid.
The original audio is in Spanish, for other languages please activate the automatic subtitles in Youtube.