Laudato Si'Eco Parish
Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle “on care for our common home”. In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action.”
As a parish community, we are united in appreciating the wonder of God’s creation and recognise our special role in caring for it. Our Eco Group often meets up for gardening activities on parish grounds and to share new ideas on protecting the environment. We have been recognised as one of Ireland’s Eco-Parishes.
Directly From Laudato Si’
“We are part of nature, included in it and in constant interaction with it.”
“In the Christian understanding of the world, the destiny of all creation is bound up in the mystery of Christ, present from the beginning: ‘All things have been created through him and for him’ (Col 1:16).”
“Every creature is the object of the Father’s tenderness, who gives it its place in the world. Even the fleeting life of the least of beings is the object of his love.”