Laudato Si’

Join Us for Inspiring Discussions on Laudato Si’!

We’re excited to announce two captivating talks as part of our Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series, where we delve into the profound dimensions of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. This series goes beyond the conventional understanding of “catechesis,” extending its embrace to both new and mature believers who are called to embrace a radical vision of integral human development.

October 12, 2023: A Catechesis of Laudato Si’ Speaker: Christina Bagaglio Slentz, Ph.D.

Discover the transformative power of Laudato Si’ as it breathes life into the Gospel and reveals the Living Word within the tapestry of creation. This enlightening discussion will unveil three crucial dimensions of the encyclical. First, its portrayal of creation as a dynamic reflection of divinity accessible to all. Second, the compelling call to action that unites faith and reason in the face of existential threats. Finally, the encyclical’s universal message that celebrates the interconnectedness of all life forms. Join us to explore pathways of caring for our planet, guided by the wisdom of Laudato Si’.

January 18, 2024: The Long Path of Renewal, guided by Laudato Si’ as our map Speaker: Keith Douglass Warner, Ph.D. OFM

Dive into the audacious scope of Laudato Si’ that extends beyond environmental concerns. Learn how this encyclical invites us to embark on a journey of cultural, educational, moral, and religious renewal. Dr. Keith Douglass Warner, an expert in the field, will guide us in understanding Pope Francis’ call for integral ecology, positioning it as a guide for evangelization, faith formation, and conversion. Discover how Laudato Si’ serves as our map on the pilgrimage journey towards renewal and a sustainable future.

Upcoming Scholars:

  • Michael Perry, OFM, Ph.D.February 15, 2024
  • Joan Brown, OSFApril 18, 2024

Mark your calendars and be part of these enlightening conversations that bridge faith, ecology, and our shared responsibility for the world. Let’s heed the call of Laudato Si’ and embrace its teachings as a catalyst for positive change. Stay tuned for further details and registration information!

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