Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment
This is a day of rejoicing, a day the world has long awaited! Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, has been released, with the words of St. Francis of Assisi “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord” as the title. This encyclical brings us great hope that the work of the Holy Spirit will be more effectively activated to touch into the hearts and minds of people, bringing a deeper consciousness of how intimately we are connected to the beauty, awe and magnificence of planet Earth and how all life is sustained and flourishes through its abundant gifts.
We, at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, pray that this encyclical will bring all of us to a place of greater reverence, respect, and love for God’s handiwork, planet Earth and all its inhabitants, so that all life will thrive.
“Let us take the time to notice any relationships, structures, expectations or assumed truths that drain energy from life.”