Laudato Si' Action Platform
In December 2020, Pope Francis announced a call to all Catholics to begin planning ways to live out his encyclical Laudato Si’ on Care for our Common Home. The Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development is responsible for this global program, titled the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, or LSAP. This program has embraced the biblical number seven with its seven targeted groups, seven goals and seven year timeline.
The seven groups refers to those Pope Francis has specifically called to participate. These groups encompass both the hierarchical church structure, Catholic organizations and Catholic families. The Holy Father has sent a special call to religious congregations to take the lead in making his vision a reality.
The seven goals reflect an integrated system of approach and cover far more than just the physical saving of the planet. These goals put people, especially the most marginalized, in the center of the work. A simple document that further outlines these goals that can be found at this link.
Lastly, Pope Francis asks us to focus our work for these next seven years. He has outlined the first year as a planning year. We need a strong base from which to launch an integrated, strategic approach. Years two through five are set for action and seven is to celebrate what we have achieved. Tt is important to acknowledge that this seventh year is not the end. The goal is to live out these actions and to build on them as integral to our lives into the future.
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province have enthusiastically embraced this call from Pope Francis. We have formed our steering committee and have committed to making significant changes to the way we approach our care for creation.
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Read the Press Release HERE
November 23, 2021, NCR EarthBeat: Ohio congregation looks to martyred nun Stang as guide to implementing Laudato Si'
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