Download a New Laudato Si’ Reflection Resource

Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ, celebrates the release of Laudato Si’ Reflection Resource: On Care for Our Common Home. Gather family, friends, parishioners, religious, students, or faculty to experience the power and inspiration of Pope Francis’ words.

This resource is available at

Some advantages of Laudato Si’ Reflection Resource:

  • Reading, praying, and discussing quotes from the Encyclical in a group provide a powerful experience and motivate further study;
  • Devoting the first of five sessions to the encyclical’s Introduction establishes a solid foundation for accepting the full document;
  • Scripture excerpts, fitting for Lent, are useful now or any time;
  • Pertinent videos and hymns enrich the sessions by involving the whole person;
  • Practical weekly action suggestions lead to lasting commitments.

Here is an unsolicited response to this resource:

I love both the content and process! I think it gives a great balance between knowing about Laudato Si and its core messages and feeling the love, empathy and connectedness with Mother Earth. I also appreciated the last section on “Suggested Actions…”

– Loreta N. Castro, Executive Director, Center for Peace Education & Professor at Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines

For more than ten years, Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ, has provided resources that integrate Scripture, Christian faith, and care of Earth in the setting of the Universe Story, our resulting interconnectedness, and their connections to poverty, peace and justice in our world imbued with divinity. Past programs have focused on Air, Water, Soil, Energy/Light, Peace, Ecospirituality, and Species/Habitats. Sister Terri’s blogs at provide further relevant information, rituals, and reflections.