Catholic communities around the world will participate in Laudato Si’ Week, May 22-29, 2022. The weeklong global event will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on creation care and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of God’s creation.
The theme for the week is “Listening and Journeying Together.” The eight-day global event will be guided by a quote from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’: “Bringing the human family together to protect our common home” (LS 13).
Catholics will celebrate the progress made in bringing Laudato Si' to life and intensify their efforts through the Vatican’s new Laudato Si’ Action Platform, which empowers Catholic institutions, communities and families to fully implement Laudato Si’.
This year will mark the fourth global Laudato Si’ Week celebration (2016, 2020, 2021). But for the first time since 2016, the event will feature in-person events, an important milestone in the world’s efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each day of the week will be highlighted by a global event held in-person, online or a combination of the two. The events will lift up Catholic teaching on biodiversity, responding to the cry of the poor, divestment, education and eco-spirituality. Locally, thousands of events will bring the message of Laudato Si’ to everyday Catholics, helping bring this global celebration to life and changing countless communities around the world.
Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement in collaboration with a cohort of Catholic partners.
Join the Celebration
There are many simple and creative ways “to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations” (Laudato Si’ 67). Laudato Si’ Week gives us an opportunity to pause, celebrate and kick-start new habits to help preserve and care for our common home. The celebration guide offers a few practical ideas you can do at home or in your community.
Care for Creation - from the diocesan Human Life and Dignity ministry
Watch this message from Pope Francis.