for through your goodness we have received
the bread we offer you:
fruit of the earth and work of human hands,
it will become for us the bread of life.”
– from the Prayer over the Offerings
beginning the Liturgy of the Eucharist
“Encountering God does not mean fleeing from this world or turning our back on nature….God himself became man and gave himself as food for his creatures….He comes not from above, but from within, he comes that we might find him in this world of ours” (Laudato Si’, nos. 235-6). During these years of Eucharistic Revival, Pope Francis (citing Benedict XVI) “reminds us that “in the bread of the Eucharist, ‘creation is projected towards divinization, towards the holy wedding feast, towards unification with the Creator himself.’” Let us commit ourselves, “impelled by the Eucharist to hear the cry of the poor, and respond in love…to hear the cry of the earth and, likewise, respond with loving care” (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church, 2021).
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Have You Read the Letter?Pope Francis wrote an encyclical letter about climate change on May 24, 2015. This Laudato Si’ letter inspired the 2022 documentary film The Letter: A Message for Our Earth.
Care for Creation: Getting Started
The problem of climate change may seem overwhelming as an individual, but every small step makes a difference in our global effort toward Caring for Creation. No effort is too small. Consider taking a pledge today with an organization dedicated toward making a positive change.
Catholic Relief Services’ Campaign on Climate Change
Care for Our One Planet, One Family
Llamados a cuidar de nuestro planeta, de nuestra familia
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Regístrate en la Plataforma de Acción para tomar acciones concretas por el cuidado de nuestra casa común