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The forum released the Care for our Common Home Dialogue Guide as a tool for parishes, schools, community groups, to engage with the Holy Father’s Encyclical, Laudato Si. The forum recently released a new resource, A Dialogue Guide on Justice and Right Relationships. It focuses on listening to and centring Indigenous Voices. Both guides are ideal for small group discussion, and include comprehensive instructions on how to facilitate meaningful discourse on important social issues.
It has been five years since the release of Laudato Si’, the remarkable encyclical written by Pope Francis on the environmental crisis affecting our planet.
A Message from Pope Francis
Alfredo Ferro Medina SJ of Canadian Jesuits Internal offers a reflection on Care for Our Common Home and the Amazon. Read the Reflection
Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them,
You created us in your own image and made us
stewards of all your creation.
You blessed us with the sun, water and bountiful land
so that all may be nourished.
Open our minds and touch our hearts,
so that way may attend to your gift of creation.
Help us to be conscious that our common home
belongs not only to us, but to all your creatures and to
all future generations, and that it is our responsibility to
May we help each person secure the food and
resources that they need.
Be present to those in need in these trying times,
especially the poorest and those most at risk of being
Transform our fear and feelings of isolation into hope
and fraternity so that we may experience a true
conversion of the heart.
Help us to show creative solidarity in addressing the
consequences of this global pandemic.
Make us courageous to embrace the changes that are
Needed in search of the common good.
Now more than ever may we feel that we are all
interconnected and interdependent.
Enable us to listen and to respond to the cry of the earth
and the cry of the poor.
May the present sufferings be the birth pangs of a more
fraternal and sustainable world.
Under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians, we
make this prayer through Christ our Lord.