Resources and Events


Ecospirituality in Action Lunch & Learn

Sponsored by the FSPA Ecospirituality Committee, these Lunch & Learns are opportunities to explore FSPA’s second Provocative Movement, building bridges of relationships that stretch us to be people of encounter who stand with all suffering in our Earth Community, through different topics of ecological advocacy and new speakers the second Tuesday of each month. 

February 9, 2021
Details to come

January 2021
Sister Lucy Slinger presented "Life Lessons for Our Future From COVID-19" during the first Ecospirituality in Action Lunch & Learn session. In her presentation, Sister Lucy offered “Pandemic Key Gifts of Influence” that include “successful responses to this pandemic” as invitations “to know how to address the ongoing ‘silent’ pandemic of environmental degradation that is equally if not more of a threat to a future for humanity.”



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 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.

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

Franciscan Action Network webinar

With reference to scripture, this FAN Laudato Si’ Week webinar calls the global church to care for creation. Visit, 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

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

Earth Charter

Climate Action

LCWR - Climate Change resolutions and resources


United Nations

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

Earth 911

Environmental Protection Agency

America Recycles

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

Sisters of Mercy

Loretto Community


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