In 2015, Columban Missionaries welcomed and celebrated the release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si’ (links to the official page of the encyclical on www.vatican.va). Based on the experiences in the countries where we work, Columban Missionaries around the world have been offering their stories and resources over many years that support the message of Laudato Si’.
Read the Columban media release (June 2015): Pope Francis stirs up a storm.
Laudato Si' audio podcast
Listen to the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' produced by the Columbans and narrated by John Doherty.
Laudato Si’ Study and Action Guide
Columban Missionaries in the United States at the Columban Centre for Advocacy and Outreach, have compiled a Laudato Si’ Study and Action Guide to help people learn and reflect on Pope Francis’ teaching, and find direction on ways to respond. Suitable for individuals and small groups.
- Download the Laudato Si’ Study and Action Guide (PDF)
Columban Liturgy Resources
Click here for up-to-date and deeply prayerful resources that bring together the ecological expertise and knowledge of prayer and liturgy of the Columban missionaries.
Click here to read from a list of articles and resources published by the Peace, Ecology and Justice office.
- Read/Subscribe to Columban eBulletin that regularly features topics related to Peace, Ecology and Justice.
|Stations of the Forests (DVD Australian Version)
This prayerful resource laments the stages in the death of part of God’s Creation. It incorporates issues related to rainforest destruction: extractive industries, loss of biodiversity and climate change.
|Linking Ecology and Religion
How can religion and science enhance each other? Watch a 10-part video series that explores the link between Ecology and Religion and features participants from a week-long immersion program in the Burren National Park, Ireland.
By Fr Sean McDonagh SSC:
(Visit Good Reads to view the book listing below)
- Climate Change: The Challenge to All of Us
- Dying for Water
- Fukushima, The End of Nuclear Energy?
- Passion for the Earth
- The Death of Life: The Horror of Extinction
- The Greening of the Church
- To Care for the Earth
By Fr Charles Rue SSC: