Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP) / Integral Ecology

Welcome to our Eco-Spirituality Website. This month we would like to share with you the Laudato Si Encounter for June. As you are out more in nature during the summer months, please pray with all of Creation. The Laudato Si Chaplet is a good way to pray for all the elements of creation that are struggling with our Climate Change (see below).

LAUDATO SI CHAPLET - The Praise Verses (Short form)

Pray the verses from the Canticle of St. Francis that praise God through the 4 elements, 10 times each (following the Rosary beads). Optional: a short reflection or sensorial exercise could introduce each of the 4 elements as in longer version.

Sign of the Cross

Glory be…

  • Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Air (10x)
  • Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Water (10x)
  • Praised be you, My Lord, through Brother Fire (10x)
  • Praised be you, my Lord, through Mother Earth (10x)

(sing or say 4x in between each element – Laudato si mi Signoré or Laudaté Omnes Gentes (Taizé)

LAUDATO SI CHAPLET - The Praise Verses (Longer form)

Praised be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun,
who is the day and through whom you give us light,
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor;
and bears a likeness of you, Most High.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Wind, and through Sister Air,
cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather
through whom you give sustenance to your creatures.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong

Praised be you, my Lord, through our sister, Mother Earth,
who sustains and governs us,
and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs. AMEN.

PERCEIVING THE ELEMENTS AROUND US:

AIR: breathing, breeze or wind
WATER: clouds, river, lake, sea, saliva
EARTH: soil/grass – touch or barefoot
FIRE: sunshine/daylight

Video created by Kevin Moynihan, www.kmproductions.ca

The Sisters Laudato Si’ Goal

ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY

Ecological Spirituality springs from a profound ecological conversion and helps us to “discover God in all things”, both in the beauty of creation and in the sighs of the sick and the groans of the afflicted, aware that the life of the spirit is not dissociated from worldly realities. Actions could include promoting creation-based liturgical celebrations, developing ecological catechesis, retreats and formation programmes, etc.

Focus

Resources

Laudato Si’ Action Platform website

Laudato Si’ Action Platform goals