In Laudato Sí, Pope Francis has underlined the fundamental connection that exists between the environmental crisis and the social crisis that we are currently experiencing and asks us for a personal and community ecological conversion. He often reminds us “everything is interconnected.” “Sowing Hope for the Planet” is a project in which every Sister whose congregation is a member of UISG, and their connections are provided with an opportunity to make a difference in our care of the planet. This project is a collaborative effort of the JPIC Commission in the name of UISG and the Laudato Si Movement.
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a space for institutions, communities, and families to learn and grow together. You are warmly invited to join this community. Your unique “culture, experience, involvements, and talents” are needed on our journey towards greater love for our Creator, each other, and the home we share." (LS 14). For more information, go to the LSAP website at: https://laudatosiactionplatform.org/
Laudato Si' Action Platform Website, Link to enroll in the Laudato Si' Action Platform...
|Pacem In Terris and Laudato Si' in Action: Caring for our Common Home in Truth, Justice, Love, and Creation. Plans and Presentations JPIC Workshop 2022, 9 March 2023 - This multicultural webinar shares experiences from the ground and how congregations are applying Laudato Si' Goals to make systematic changes in their realities.|
JPIC Office Webinar on Mining, 15 March 2023
Ecological Conversion Powerpoint
...Sisters for the Environment: Integrating Voices from the Margins – a statement of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG)
UISG is a membership organization for the leaders of Catholic women’s congregations, representing over 600,000 Catholic Sisters worldwide. Numbering over 1,900 Superiors General or congregational leaders, with Generalates or headquarters in 97 countries, the UISG network is estimated to be one of the largest providers of direct community support in areas including health, hunger relief, and care for children. Alongside its core mission of training, supporting and connecting members, UISG acts as an umbrella organization for Sisters engaging in tackling some of the world's most pressing development challenges.
The Statement is available here in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Listen to the Cry of the Poor!
The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in partnership with the Laarbeek Municipality are hosting Ukrainian Refugees in their Motherhouse in Aarle-Rixtel, the Netherlands. Their convent has been a place of refuge for people in need for many years. In February 2022 after the news of Ukrainian conflict came, the Sisters started to pray. And, with the help of neighbors, began to prepare to host refugees. For more information, click here to see their presentation.
Sowing Hope for the Planet
The Letter Movie Premiere,
Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and ecology, offers a transformative new vision of environmental protection. The Laudato Si’ Movement, in partnership with Off the Fence Productions, is collaborating with the Vatican to release the Laudato Si’ film October 4, 2022. The film premiered in Vatican City on the Feast of St. Francis that closed the Season of Creation. The entire film is now available to watch on the YouTube Originals channel for free. The film will bring Pope Francis’ vision of integral ecology to life.
Sowing Hope for the Planet, Pax Christi and Listen Webinar celebrating