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.
Introducing Curriculum on Laudato Si', Based on Pope Francis' Earth-Care
Encyclical. Laudato Si' is for all.
Laudato Si' Goes To
Kate McGarey-Vasey led two sessions on Laudato Si' Curriculum at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools annual Administrators Conference on Oct. 10 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.
Free Training For Teachers:
Learn To Integrate Laudato Si' In Your Curriculum
Here’s an opportunity to help you learn more about teaching the Curriculum on Laudato Si’ at your school.
The faculty of Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ, who developed the Curriculum, is offering free training for teachers in how to use it and make it part of your school's curriculum.
The training will be offered at Salpointe at times convenient for you. The Carmelite NGO will handle all travel expenses--transportation, lodging and meals. During the training at Salpointe, you can learn about the Curriculum from faculty who have integrated it into every department.
Interested? Let us know through this link or contact Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., (504) 458-3029.
Pope's Climatologist Talks
Faith and Climate Change
On Successful U.S. Tour
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 Feb. 1-16, speaking in multiple cities to diverse audiences.
In New Orleans, Fr. Eduardo gave a lecture at Notre Dame Seminary on Feb. 12: "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