Care for Creation

Excluding No Creature from the Shelter of Compassion

Celebration of 5th Anniversary of the Release of Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home

The end of May marks the 5th Anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.  It was released in 2015 to magnify the issue of climate change and galvanize all people of good will around the planet to work for meaningful change.  Today more than ever, we need to head the message in the encyclical.  So, to further that aim, the members of the Care for Creation Ministry give you ways to look again at this important document.  Please review the list of events.  Some events need pre-registration to get the necessary links. Please also tune in to the FRC Facebook page during the week to participate.  

Register for and attend the Re-Introduction to Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home session on Wednesday, May 27 at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Fr Joe, Fr. Sam and members of the Care for Creation Ministry will give an overview and personal reflection on the main themes in the document. Interspersed between the presenters will be time for small group discussion.  Register here by May 26. 

Be inspired to work on behalf of all of God’s Creation with the Care for Creation Ministry team’s Laudato Si’ video Montage.

Laudato Si’ Quote Montage

This video montage of quotes form Laudato Si’ is brought to you by Friars at the FRC and members of the Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center.Don't forget to register for and attend the "Re-introduction to Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home" happning on Wednesday, May 27 at 4 pm on Zoom.Check out the event link for more information:

Posted by Franciscan Renewal Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Unite in prayer at noon local time on 24 May, to lift up the gift of our faith to the world. Together, we’ll create a worldwide wave of prayer, as people in each time zone around the globe pray together. Click here for the Laudato Si Anniversary prayer.

Pledge to take action to protect our common home.

  1.  Take the Faith Climate Voter pledge from Arizona Interfaith Power and Light.   
  2. Take the  St. Francis Pledge from  Catholic Climate Covenant and pledge to take on all types of environmental issues..   

 Learn more about Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

Click Here for a link to Fr. Dan Horan, OFM’s Video series Understanding Laudato Si’

Click Here to access the full encyclical from the Vatican Website.

Care for Creation Ministry

Franciscans acknowledge that all creation emanates from the goodness of God and exists exactly as it is intended to be — a “footprint” of God. This worldview embraces all creatures, plants and minerals as our brothers and sisters. In solidarity, we are called to be in right relationship with creation and be mindful of our human impact.  The Care for Creation Ministry studies and recommends methods of change to improve environmental stewardship here at the Casa and elsewhere. This includes energy efficiency, renewable energy forms, recycling and more.

Click here to see the Care for Creation Vision-Mission-Values Statement

Click here to see the 2019 Goals

 Click here to see the updated Care for Creation 2014 to 2019 Accomplishments

Click here to take the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor.

Click here to view a PDF of the pledge.

Volunteer with this ministry: Care for Creation Team Member

Inquire by contacting careforcreation(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)


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