Resources and Events
Laudato Si' Week: May 16 - May 24
The year 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si', Pope Francis' encyclical on the care of all creation. The Pope has invited the global Church to participate in Laudato Si' Week, May 16 - 24, a time for prayer, study and action to Care of Our Common Home. Every day we are reminded -- now, more than ever -- that "everything is connected."
Visit laudatosiweek.org for prayer and event-planning materials, online retreats and webinars and information on virtual events happening all over the world.
FSPA Laudato Si' anniversary celebration prayer service
FSPA, affiliates and staff have created an interactive prayer service video. Pray, sing, reflect and learn with us — anytime, anywhere.
Global Day of Prayer: May 24
Join us in celebrating the highlight of Laudato Si' Week -- A Global Day of Prayer on Monday, May 24 at noon (wherever you are). FSPA sisters, affiliates and staff created the interactive prayer service below. Pray, sing and reflect with us — anytime, anywhere .
The prayer card can be found here: laudatosiweek.org/prayer.
Daily reflections: May 16 - 24
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a new prayer card, an updated Laudato Si’ study guide, a one-page bulletin insert and daily reflections for the week. Find more Laudato Si’ resources from USCCB at usccb.org.
Franciscan Action Network webinar
With reference to scripture, this FAN Laudato Si’ Week webinar calls the global church to care for creation. Visit franciscanaction.org, scroll click and watch.
Novena prayers from home: May 16-24
Carmelite NGO's "A Novena of Creation," an online resource available through Catholic Climate Project, is specifically designed for use throughout the nine days of Laudato Si' Week. Download the nine-day program here.
"Laudato Si’ at 5" celebration program
Catholic Climate Covenant’s virtual offering “Earth Day at 50, Laudato Si’ at 5: An Urgent Appeal for Action” is available to individuals, families and small groups for use anywhere, at any time (click here to download). Designed to honor Laudato Si’ at 5 celebrations, the program is also available in Spanish.
Faith for Earth Initiative
The Faith for Earth Initiative is designed to foster global connections through the mission of the United Nations Environment Program, missioned to "encourage, empower and engage with faith-based organizations as partners, at all levels, toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfilling the 2030 Agenda." Learn more at unenvironment.org.
Global Catholic Climate Movement webinar
GCCM's Laudato Si' Week webinar "Deepening Our Communion With Creation" is a presentation featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University. Connecting ecospirituality, the cosmos, science and the call to action within faith communities, Dr. Tucker invites us to "start a journey of transformation, connecting the heart of our faith with the heart of our common home." Click here to experience the the webinar on YouTube (beginning at the 15 minute, 23 second mark).
Care for Creation
Vatican - Amazon Synod document
Exhortation by Pope Francis following the Amazon Synod - Beloved Amazon
UISG - Sowing Hope for the Planet campaign (FSPA is a member)
United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals
Global Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Climate Covenant
Creation Care Teams - Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Charities of the Twin Cities (side note, I really like this page and it ties together all the writings from the Catholic Church to Cry of the Earth and Cry of the Poor)
Creation Justice Ministries (Faith Based)
Sisters of Earth
LCWR - Climate Change resolutions and resources
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Catholic Relief Services - Climate Change
Laudato Si' Generation - Intergenerational activist group helping to organize climate action days
Interfaith Power and Light
Citizens Climate Lobby
Climate Reality Project
Beth Piggush, Integral Ecology Director participated in the Climate Reality Leadership Training in July 2019.
Living the Change
Environmental Protection Agency
World Resources Institute
Renewable Energy - Solar Connect Community - FSPA Founding Member 2017
Cashton Garden - live data
FSPA support of solar also supports City of La Crosse 100% by 2050 resolution
Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency - This website links to the programs and financial support options for each state. You can search WI or WA.
Natural Resources (water quality, life on land and life below water)
The Aldo Leopold Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
The Pachamama Alliance
Catholic Rural Life - Stewardship of Creation - Ethical Food and Agriculture
League of Conservation Voters
National Audubon Society
U.S. Department of Interior - Stewardship
Other Sister Congregations