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Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28 with the film “The Letter” to mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation.

Next week (May 21-28) we will celebrate Laudato Si’ Week around the world. This is not just another celebration, nor is it intended to be a “memory” of the encyclical’s publication. Rather, it’s a celebration of change, a Hope for the Earth and for all Humanity.

We will begin on Sunday, May 21st, and conclude on Pentecost Sunday by asking God the Creator to send his Holy Spirit upon all those who work for our common home. We will also find out what the protagonists of “The Letter” are currently doing.

But the most important thing is what you are going to do, because this year you are the protagonist.

How? It’s very easy. We invite you to watch “The Letter” with your community, family or friends. You could simply meet at someone’s house and watch the movie together.

Why? Because “once you know what’s happening, you can’t look away” and, after watching the film, we trust that God will move you to act. There are many ways to do it. It’s up to you. You and your community, we are confident, will do what is necessary.

The climate crisis is a tangible reality in an ever increasing number of countries and affects us all.

Since the publication of Laudato Si in 2015, many things have changed. However, at the same time, we have seen the situation worsen. Today, more than ever, a “radical change in humanity’s behavior” is needed, as St. Paul VI warned us over 50 years ago….


Tomás Insua

Laudato Si’ Movement