This year, Laudato Si’ Week will take place from May 22nd to 29th, 2022.
Laudato Si’ Week is a relatively recent annual celebration which marks the signing of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home”. This year, with the theme of “Listening and Journeying Together”, Catholics across the world will unite in prayer and action, “bringing the whole human family together” to protect our common home (LS 13).
During Laudato Si’ Week, we listen and respond to the cry of creation, rejoice in the progress we have made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life, and intensify our efforts through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Global and local events will take place throughout the week, with each day devoted to one of the Laudato Si’ Goals.
Laudato Si’ Week 2022 Complete Schedule
SUNDAY MAY 22
12:00 CEST Sunday Angelus by Pope Francis
15:00 CEST Prayer Gathering from Uganda
As oil companies continue to pursue the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline and the destruction of creation, Ugandans will host a Laudato Si’ Mass, restore creation by planting trees, and listen to the cry of the Earth.
MONDAY MAY 23 — 10:00 CEST No More Biodiversity Collapse: Rebalancing Social Systems With Nature
Broadcast live from the Australian Catholic University in Rome, Father Joshtrom Kureethadam of the Vatican will lead a dynamic conversation centered on raising Indigenous voices ahead of the United Nations biodiversity conference later this year.
- Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
- Theresa Ardler, Research Indigenous Liaison Officer at Australian Catholic University, Director and Owner of Gweagal Cultural Connections
- Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India and President of Navdanya International
- Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Head of the Vatican’s Ecology and Creation Office, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
- Angela Manno, award-winning artist
- Greg Asner, the director of ASU’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science
TUESDAY MAY 24 — 9:00 CEST Empowering ECO-mmunity: Embracing the poor
Broadcast live from the Metropolitan-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or the Manila Cathedral, communities throughout the Philippines will partner with the Archdiocese of Manila for this daylong event that will inspire all to accelerate their response to the cry of the poor.
WEDNESDAY MAY 25 — 15:00 CEST Fossil Fuels, Violence, and the Climate Crisis
World-renowned professor and author Jeffrey D. Sachs will lead an urgent conversation about how faith-based institutions can lead the way to a cleaner and safer future by divesting from fossil fuels.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs, world-renowned professor and author
- Omar Elmawi, stopEACOP coalition of 350.org
- Svitlana Romanko, Stand With Ukraine
- Whitney Terrell, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
- Martin Kopp, GreenFaith
- Bishop Domenico Sorrentino (Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy)
- Davide Panzeri, ECCO, Italian climate change think tank
THURSDAY MAY 26 — 15:30 CEST Investing in Laudato Si’
Led by FaithInvest, this innovative event will engage Catholic institutional investors in a conversation about ethical investing and how they can ensure their assets are in line with Laudato Si’. Broadcast live from Wicklow, Ireland, this event also will feature the special launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform Investor Hub.
- Sr. Colette Kane OP, An Tairseach
- Lorna Gold, FaithInvest and Laudato Si’ Movement board president
- Nana Francois, FaithInvest
- Elizabeth Garlow, Economy of Francesco
FRIDAY MAY 27 — 14:00 CEST Sneak Peek: Feature Documentary on Laudato Si’
Footage from The Invitation, a new feature-length documentary film on Laudato Si’, will be shown to the general public for the first time ever during a live-streaming event. The Invitation will have its global release later this year.
SATURDAY MAY 28 — 21:00 CEST Laudato Si’ Festival
The Laudato Si’ Festival live from Assisi will showcase Catholic artists from across the globe who are using their talents to raise awareness about the need to care for our common home.
SUNDAY MAY 29 — 15:00 CEST Laudato Si’ Week Closing Prayer Gathering: Community resilience and empowerment as part of our Synodal Journey
Live from Brumadinho, Brazil, Msgr. Vicente de Paula Ferreira will lead a prayer gathering to officially close Laudato Si’ Week 2022. The gathering will carry a special focus on those affected by the climate crisis and bear witness to testimonies from people affected. In January 2019, a dam collapse in Brumadinho poured millions of tons of toxic waste into nearby communities and killed 270 people.
source: www.laudatosiweek.org and www.laudatosiactionplatform.org