We commit to work with others to act now for the good of all creation and with the view to future generations, by co-creating a world that hears and responds to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Therefore, we respond to Pope Francis’ call to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges as written in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ on Care for Our Common Home.
On May 24th the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange join congregations around the world in the launch of our commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Plan – a multi-year process aiming at making communities around the world sustainable in the spirit of Laudato Si’s integral ecology. We envision our commitment to this seven-year journey towards Integral Ecology as we implement our Ecological Justice Team’s Mission, Vision, and Goals.
As our Mission states, “In responding to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor we commit ourselves to integrate both ecological and economic justice in all we do, for a new and universal solidarity.” We also call attention to our recent statement, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Respond to the Call for Ecological Conversion, which affirms our commitment to embrace a change of heart that includes gratitude and recognition that the world is God’s loving gift and a loving awareness that we are connected to all life.