Laudato Sí Week
This year’s Laudato Si’ Week 2022, will be held from 16 to 24 May and will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year begun in 2020, and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. The theme for the weeklong celebration, “For we know that things can change” (Laudato Si’ 13), encourages people to take an active part in working to care for God’s creation.
Why are the dates for the celebration of Laudato Si’ Week in Australia different from those on the international Laudato Si’ Week website? Last May the Australian Bishops decided to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week from 16 to 24 May during each year of their seven-year Laudato Si’ Action Plan journey. These dates allow both Laudato Si’ Week, and National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June, to be celebrated appropriately by Australian Catholics. While fostering right relationships with First Peoples should be part of our response to Laudato Si’ Goal Two, responding to the cry of the poor, Reconciliation Week is a major national event that draws attention to a fundamental question of justice in Australian society.
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