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Lynne Toomey —

22 – 29 May - the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Publication “Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home”

“… May they all be one ……. With me in them and you in me, may they be so completely one that the world will realize that it was you who sent me” (John 17:21)

In May 2015 Pope Francis appealed “to every person living on this planet”; LS No 13: “Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded”.

In 2021 Francis reiterated his call for an urgent effort in this next 7 years. “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage …” ( LS 14)

With Jesus within us and Laudato Si’ as our guide, could we change our lifestyles to become ‘completely one’, that the world will realize Jesus in our lives?

Laudato Si’ Encyclical is free online: www.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si_en.pdf

Laudato Si’ Summary is available at https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/resource/laudato-si-summary-action-steps