Laudato Si

Laudato Si In St Joseph's
Pope Francis wrote a letter to all of us, asking us to care for our common home, the earth. In this letter he asks us all to work together to look after our planet. At St Joseph's our GIFT Chaplains are working on sharing this message with the school focusing on the 3 R's - Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. 

At St Joseph’s, we have been inspired by the words of St Teresa of Ávila in her poem, ‘Christ has no body.’ In it, we are reminded that we are God’s instruments of change on Earth. It is our responsibility to look after it and help it to flourish. Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, challenges us to think about what more we can do to support in caring for our common home. 

With this mission in mind, we have given some ideas for how your child could do something to ‘Give something back’. These tasks are not compulsory; however, we will celebrate examples of where your child may have given something back to their community/family or help to look after our Earth. We have provided 3 non-compulsory examples for you (one every 2 weeks) you may wish to complete with your child- you may have some ideas of your own. Please send us photos so we can celebrate our actions for the common good. If you have any further questions on this, please speak to your child’s teacher.