"For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant" (Is 42:14)

Laudato Si' Week 2024

audato Si' Week 2024, taking place from May 19 to May 26, will feature a range of activities and themes centered on ecological conversion and care for our common home. The theme for this year is "Seeds of Hope," inspired by the Season of Creation's symbol of "firstfruits."

Daily Themes and Activities:

May 19 - Ecological Conversion Sunday: Celebrating Pentecost outdoors, focusing on recognizing the divine presence in nature.
May 20 - Sustainable Transportation Monday: Encouraging the use of environmentally friendly transportation methods like public transit, biking, or walking.
May 21 - Sustainable Food Tuesday: Promoting a plant-centered diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
May 22 - Renewable Energy Wednesday: Exploring the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power, and implementing energy-saving practices.
May 23 - Waste Reduction Thursday: Advocating for the reduction of plastic waste by using reusable bottles and other sustainable practices.
May 24 - Water Conservation Friday: Emphasizing the importance of water conservation and practices to protect this vital resource.
May 25 - Catechesis and Integral Ecology Saturday: Inspiring others to care for creation through education and community efforts.
May 26 - Reflection and Commitment Sunday: Reflecting on the changes made during the week and committing to ongoing sustainable practices​ (Laudato Si Week)​​ (Ecology and Jesuits in Communication)​​ (Mount Carmel Church)​.

Additionally, the celebration includes daily reflections, practical activities, and prayers aimed at fostering a deeper respect for creation and promoting sustainable habits. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Laudato Si' Movement are providing resources and guides to help individuals and communities participate effectively​ (USCCB)​.

For more information and resources, you can visit the official Laudato Si' Week website.