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Laudato Si' Resources

The following resources are suggested by Andrew Conradi, ofs. (JPIC Director, OFM Christ the King Province, at OFM ESC Novice JPIC Formation, 15 February 2016, Burlington, Wisconsin). To access the resources, click on the blue hypertext or the arrows on the videos.

1. Do not forget the Pope’s prayer intention for February 2016 (from The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network):

“That we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given –

Cultivating and protecting it for future generations.”

It comes with a VIDEO (1 minute 25 seconds).

2. For a more in depth study, see the videos produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Religions for Peace, in partnership with the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: you can see them all HERE :

3. I recommend this guide: The Romans VI study guide Study Guide for Laudato Si' (The Interfranciscan Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation - Romans VI) which can be found HERE .

4. I suggest that use of this study guide could be complemented by either:

a. reading the encyclical found HERE


b. watching the videos referred to below.

“Live Wisely Think Deeply” is a very good & short summary (animation) by CAFOD.

“Franciscan explains ‘Laudato Si’ " features Michael Perry, ofm Minister General, on Laudato Si’.

“Laudato Si’ - A Canadian Response” produced by Kevin Moynihan, 2015, is an excellent 35 minute overview that could be shown as an introduction.

"On Understanding Laudato Si' " by Dan Horan, ofm (Holy Name Province, USA) is a series of 14 videos (most approx 20-30 minutes each; total duration 3 hrs 48 mins).

Dan Horan, ofm is a young friar whose book The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton I found most interesting & strongly recommend. He is an interesting and effective teacher/communicator.

The National Catholic Reporter's "A readers'  guide to Laudato Si' " is recommended by Irene Manning, Minister of the OLOTA Region (Western Canada). To open/download a pdf copy of this document, CLICK HERE .