Pope Francis named his encyclical, Laudato Si or Praise Be, after St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures to remind us that Earth “is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.”

“Sister earth, along with all the abandoned of our world is crying out, pleading that we take another course.” (#53)

You are invited to the Catholic Response to Climate Change Zoom meeting on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM as we continue our conversation on how we can protect and restore our common home. At this meeting we will be planning activities for the Season of Creation (September 1 through October 4). To receive a link for the meeting, please RSVP to [email protected] or contact Beth Carroll Hunley at 865-216-1827.