"The greater the work the more
important it is to establish it on
a solid foundation. Thus it will
not only be more perfect; it
will also be more lasting.”

St. Louise de Marillac

Sisters of Charity Laudato Si’ Action Platform Statement

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“Because we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati dwell in this house of love and encounter God, we commit ourselves to choose to live simply in a complex world committed to the healing of our global home” (SC Vision Statement). We hear the summons of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’ “to profound interior conversion; a reexamining of our relationship with the Creator, with creation and with our brothers and sisters” (LS217).

Pope Francis and the Diacastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has called all of us to enact a 7 year bold and active response to the ecoloin line with the vision of his encyclical Laudato Si’. Read more about the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati’s commitments to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform for 2023 Year 1 and 2024 Year 2. Find out more about the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

As a Congregation, we embrace the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and commit ourselves to journey together towards ecological conversion. We recognize that we have entered a new age, one which thrusts us into a new relationship with God and with the community of all of creation. This new understanding, this new sense of communion with planet Earth, has entered our minds and hearts. Reading the signs of the times we see the intersectionality of the devastation of Earth, poverty, racism, migration and other social injustices.

We will enter into this process of ecological conversion through education, advocacy efforts, use of renewable energies, and the responsible use of our resources for the benefit of Earth and all creation. Imbued with a deep faith in the active presence of God, we will continually seek to integrate our spirituality and sustainability as we prayerfully commit to allowing the awareness of the sacredness of all creation to guide our actions.

Sowing Hope for the Planet is the official site for religious with numerous resources www.sowinghopefortheplanet.org

Sharing Our Love of the Earth

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform invites us to become a community of participatory action and advocacy, for the Earth and the poor. One of the initiatives the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are taking is to learn more about our own employees. Did you know that we have 14 people from other countries working at Mother Margaret Hall? In order to learn more about them, the countries they come from and how climate change is affecting their home countries, Sisters Jean Miller and Mary Ann Humbert are doing a series of short videos which are available below.

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