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Stories from the Animators
Last month, Kit stepped up her activism by becoming a Laudato Si’ Animator. During the six-week training, she connected with thousands of passionate Catholics around the world and learned about the root causes of the climate crisis, as well as the key themes of Laudato Si’.
I had been involved in the fight to save the environment since the late 1990s, fighting for mangroves around Mumbai’s shores. But hearing Pope Francis’ call to praise God with all creation provided a deeper meaning to this pursuit.
Through contemplation, we see water and other resources as more than just necessities for living; we see them as life-giving gifts from God that we should preserve and value.
During the recent Season of Creation, the Colombia chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement had an idea: How can we more broadly share the life-changing message of Laudato Si’, one of integral ecology, caring for our common home, and uniting with our sisters and brothers across the world to work against the climate crisis?
I was not aware that God was leading me toward a new direction and preparing me for a new mission. It is only now, after putting the pieces together, that I understand and appreciate the big picture. I must say that I am in awe seeing myself in this beautiful picture, hand-crafted by God.
We set out to create a Laudato Si’ Circle after celebrating Earth Day in 2019. As Laudato Si’ Animators, we saw the need to start with something.
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I was not fully attending to a true ecological conversion for conversion is integral, since it is a force that attends to all the dimensions of our life. It is true that I had begun with the spiritual, but the other necessary dimensions were missing: the human, the economic, and the political.
Laudato Si’ Animator training left a permanent mark on my life by helping me undergo my ecological conversion, which prompted me to involve my children and other young people in living Laudato Si’.
The Laudato Si’ Animators program has helped me widen my view of my relationship with creation, and I am seeing that perhaps I have a larger role to play in caring for creation. Perhaps it is time to pass on my love of creation to others. Perhaps I need to actively share my process of discovery, joy, and gratitude with those who are interested.
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Micronesia. Photo by Asian Development Bank. By Lakop Loannis from Micronesia In collaboration with his deacon, I will organize a Laudato Si' Walk through the upper lands of Paies, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The walk will use two prayers: Lectio Divina...
Coming together to care for creation in Brazil By Amauri Henrique Rosina from Brazil Inspired by Laudato Si’, we worked to help Catholic schools join the integral ecological conversion from both a formative and pastoral point of view. This project involves the 18...
José Siancas from Peru takes care of the environment.By José Siancas from PeruMy mother and all of us at home have become aware of the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment. Through much research and much passion for our common home, we have found...
Advocating to bring Laudato Si’ to lifeBy Diego Amorim and Débora Diogo from BrazilOn the eve of the Season of Creation opening, we organized the conference “Laudato Sì and Public Sustainability Policies in São Paul.” The conference was attended by the Bishop Pedro...