ROME, 13 April 2022 – Today, during Holy Week, Laudato Si’ Movement is grateful and excited to announce that the Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book has been published in English, with editions in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian forthcoming. The book can be downloaded for free at laudatosimovement.org/prayerbook.
The prayer book features 62 prayers from contributors around the world: Pope Francis; Cardinal Michael Czerny, Prefect ad interim of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Cardinal Luis Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; religious sisters and brothers; priests; theologians; Laudato Si’ Animators; and everyday Catholic women and men are among the prayer authors.
The book has been a collaborative effort across this movement and the Catholic Church, uniting the Church in an effort to help all Catholics undergo the ecological conversion that Saint Pope John Paul II initially called for decades ago and Pope Francis echoed in Laudato Si’.
Christina Leaño, Associate Director for Laudato Si’ Movement, said: “The Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book is the result of the Holy Spirit moving profoundly across this movement and our global Church. It has been a work of the heart – a beautiful tapestry of prayers from every corner of the globe and every branch of our movement. This Holy Week and beyond, we invite everyone to explore how this book might support their journey of ecological conversion.”
The book has prayers for every moment of our lives, including prayers for mornings and evenings, as well as prayers for special moments, such as prayers for justice and prayers for hope and encouragement.
Overall, the book is divided into eight parts: prayers from Laudato Si’; praying with creation; hearing creation’s song; hearing creation’s cry; hearing creation’s call; prayers for daily life; creation-themed morning and evening prayers; and the Laudato Si’ Rosary.
The authors hail from 25 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Vatican, Ireland, England, Wales, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Australia, India, Philippines, Fiji Islands, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, USA, Canada, and Mexico.
More information can be found at laudatosimovement.org/prayerbook.
About Laudato Si’ Movement
Laudato Si’ Movement serves the Catholic family around the world to turn Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ into action for climate and ecological justice. Laudato Si’ Movement’s efforts to build a grassroots movement draw on the combined gifts of nearly 800 Member Organizations and thousands of local volunteers who help bring the Laudato Si’ message to life.