Laudato Si’ Action Platform Statement
“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).
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.