As Pope Francis said in the Laudato Si’ encyclical, “the ecological crisis is a summons to profound interior conversion... an ‘ecological conversion’" (LS 217).
The goal of the Laudato Si’ Retreat is to help participants embark in this journey of “ecological conversion”, to transform the way we relate to our Creator, all of Creation and our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.
This is a 2-day retreat where we will experience 3 moments inspired by the encyclical. On Saturday, we will attentively “hear creation’s song”, contemplating the glorious mystery of the world around us. Next, we will concernedly “hear Creation’s cry”, becoming painfully aware of the ecological crisis.
On Sunday, we will "answer Creation's call" and prepare for transformative action to care for our common home by starting a community discernment process in the light of Laudato Si.
The retreat will include reflections on the encyclical, guided meditation, interactive exercises, time for personal reflection and journaling, and small group reflection. Participants will also be invited to do some activities and reflection in between the sessions.
- Tomás Insua, Executive Director of Global Catholic Climate Movement
- Christina Leaño, Associate Director of Global Catholic Climate Movement
Saturday, May 16: 11am - 2pm EDT / 5 - 8pm CEST
Sunday, May 17: 1 - 2:30 pm EDT/ 7 - 8:30 pm CEST
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