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Laudato Si’ Action Platform

On November 14, 2021, we joined with people around the world in marking the official launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. This Action Platform is a process and an ongoing seven-year journey of listening to Earth’s voice and acting upon what we hear.

Our deep listening to the voice of our planet also impelled our IHM Congregation to join congregations of women and men religious in creating a public statement of our commitment to Earth, our Common Home. This statement was included below.

As part of our commitment to listen and act, our EarthCARE committee is sending each month an IHM communal reflection sheet in a digital format. For the month of December, our focus is on Laudato Si’ Goal #1: “Cry of the Earth.” Listening to the Cry of the Earth holds an invitation to open wide our hearts and our minds to the rapid diminishment of Earth and to embrace the ecological challenges of these days when some of Earth’s biological
systems are being pushed past a safe threshold.

Be on the lookout for the Laudato Si’ IHM Communal Reflection Process, which will include more information on Goal #1, “Cry of the Earth,” as well as a prayer, practices to act on this goal, and commitment questions to consider.

With Pope Francis, may our reflection and action lead us to turn what is happening to our beautiful yet wounded world “into our own personal suffering, and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.”

Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Laudato Sí Action Platform Commitment Statement

The unconditional love of the Holy One embraces all creation.
This boundless and inclusive love summons us IHM Sisters
to live in radical interdependence and kinship with our fragile and precious planet.

We align ourselves with the spirit of Laudato Si
and pledge our time, energy, and resources to collaborate with others
on a 7 year journey of education, advocacy, and action
for the sake of Earth, our Common Home.

We commit to restoring right relationship with the created world
and to using imagination, creativity, and fresh thinking
to bring about God’s dream
for the flourishing of our beautiful and wounded world.

Laudato Si goals

IHM Congregation Laudato Si Platform Resources

Response to the Cry of the Earth

Response to the Cry of the Earth            

Laudato Si Goal Cry of the Earth

Laudato Si Action Platform

Laudato Si Goal Evaluation

Ecological Spirituality

Ecological Spirituality

Communal Reflection - Ecological Spirituality

Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics

An Ecological Examination of Conscience

Environmental Prayer

Communal Reflection - Ecological Economics

Ecological Education

Response to the Cry of the Poor

Response to the Cry of the Poor             

Cry of the Poor

Adoption of Simple Lifestyles

Adoption of Simple Lifestyles                 

Simple Lifestyles              

Community Engagemen-Particpatiory Action

Community Engagement and Particpatiory Action

Community Involvement