Introducing Curriculum on Laudato Si', Based on Pope Francis' Earth-Care 

Encyclical. Laudato Si' is for all.


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Laudato Si' Goes To 
Educational Conference
WATCH a video of the full presentation.
Kate McGarey-Vasey led two sessions on Laudato Si' Curriculum at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools annual Administrators Conference in Biloxi, MS.  McGarey-Vasey, faculty member, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ, where the Curriculum was developed, helped other educators understand how Salpointe is using the Laudato Si' lessons and how they are sparking earth-care change at her school.

Laudato Si' inspires high school students to follow Pope Francis. Developed by the Carmelite NGO, this comprehensive Curriculum is available to ALL to download or in hard copies. Check out Laudato Si' Study Guides for college classes and adult groups. 

WATCH Videos

Rising Seas and Land Loss

Produced by the Carmelite NGO, The Rising Seas is an educational video about the economic effects of land loss in Louisiana--and around the world. The Rising Seas is designed for students and everyone else interested in care of creation.


Check out the video below on Curriculum on Laudato Si' and learn about how it can work in your school to reach today's youth.   



Take Home Lessons In Laudato Si'


Teachers from throughout the country came to Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ, to learn about using the Laudato Si' 

curriculum. 


August 12, 2019

The latest issue of Salpointe Today, the publication of Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ, features an update on how Laudato Si' is being integrated into its curriculum.  Check it out by visiting page 10 on this link   A photo shows Salpointe physics stud...

August 12, 2019

On June 27-29, the Catholic Climate Covennant and Creighton University held a conference on  "Laudato Si' and the Catholic Church" in Omaha.  Read the National Catholic Reporter's coverage of this inspired event.

This program is an excellent cross-curriculum exploration of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the climate—so important for our young people’s wholistic education today.”    

Very Rev. William J.

Harry, O.Carm., 

Prior Provincial

Order of Carmelites Province of the...

July 24, 2018

Check out the Washington Post article.  "Climate change is a top spiritual priority for these religious leaders."  

The article explores the spiritual dimension of climate change, focusing on Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.  He says,...

July 23, 2018

The Vatican presented "Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life On Earth," an International Conference on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si" on July 5-6.

Read Pope Francis's Address to The Conference

Visit The Conference Website

Here's the Conference's purpose.  Near...

January 2, 2018

The recent article in National Catholic Reporter's Global Sisters Report on Curriculum on Laudato Si' and Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., drew praise from near and far.  

"Fantastic! I really want this on our website and our board members should get this."

- Judith Ranger-Smit...

December 29, 2017

The National Catholic Reporter's Global Sisters Report featured an illuminating article on the Curriculum on Dec. 27.  

Check out the article.  

Reporter Chris Herlinger interviews Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., in a question-and-answer format, covering the ideas behind the C...

November 28, 2017

From Zimbabwe

Congratulations!  Excellent work.  I am very happy this is very good. Fr. Alexio here is now very committed to take the curriculum seriously in Kriste Mambo high school after the congress for the schools.

Well done.

May God bless you.

--Sr. Annah Theresa...

November 27, 2017

The Clarion Herald, a New Orleans Catholic newspaper, ran a feature story on Curriculum on Laudato Si' in its latest print and online editions.  Written by Christine Bordelon, the article explains how the Curriculum was developed and is based on an in-depth interview w...

October 19, 2017

Students at Salpointe Catholic High School, where the Laudato Si' Curriculum was developed, are the first to experience it in their classes.  Here are some of their observations.

“I think the curriculum is good because it teaches us that the environment and the earth ar...

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Pope's Climatologist Talks 

Faith and Climate Change 

On Successful U.S. Tour


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Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O.Carm., an internationally respected climatologist who worked with Pope Francis on his Laudato Si' Encyclical, completed a successful U.S. tour, speaking in multiple cities to diverse audiences.

In New Orleans, Fr. Eduardo gave a lecture at Notre Dame Seminary: "Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Laudato Sí': Caring for our Common Home."  


He also made stops in Buffalo, NY, Chicago, Tucson, AZ, and El Paso, TX. where he lectured in English and Spanish.   

Below:  Fr. Eduardo Scarel, center, spoke in New Orleans to St. Mary's Dominican High School students.  From left, Sr. Jane Remson, O,Carm., Carmelite NGO;  Jill Cabes, Vice President of Dominican Catholic Identity; and Matthew Foss, Dominican Science Department Chair. 

What Does Laudato Si' Mean?


"Praise be to you."

Pope Francis chose this title for his environmental Encyclical "Care For Our Common Home." Laudato Si' is also from the text of Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi's 13th century poem of praise.

  "How can we help make their education a sign of greater responsibility in the face of today's


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