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Living Laudato Si




“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.”

Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si

Read the Encyclical Letter here


April 2023 marked the release of Generation Laudato Si, sharing the thoughts, wisdom, dreams, and aspirations of a young generation steeped in the encyclical of Pope Francis urging Care for Our Common Home.

The Emmaus Centre has customized copies of Generation Laudato Si featuring an introduction by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick.  Read a sample chapter here.

These books are available free of charge to interested youth in our diocese and those wishing to engage in living Laudato Si in their parishes and communities.

To order your free copy,
contact the Emmaus Centre bookstore: 902-539-6188 or toll free 1-800-656-5311 ext 241 or email norma@dioceseofantigonish.ca
or visit the Emmaus Centre at 200 Churchill Dr., Suite 103, Membertou NS


The release of Generation Laudato Si is one of a series of events being hosted for youth and communities in the Diocese of Antigonish. Events will be listed here: stay tuned!

May 20: Celebrating Mass for Shut-Ins

Mass For Shut-Ins honoured the last taping for its 60th season by planting a tree at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Sydney.


May 21: Build YourOwn Birdhouse

Children and families were invited to recycle drink bottles into birdhouses and birdfeeder in a crafting event at the North Sydney Food Bank



We welcome Jennifer Sveda Pinto who will be coordinating Laudato Si activities throughout the summer of 2023.

Jennifer hails from Mangalore, India. In the past year, she worked as a Communications Specialist with My Choices Foundation and other non-profits in India. She enjoys designing and creative storytelling and is set to pursue marketing communication. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) University, Bhubaneswar and is currently pursuing Business Management at Cape Breton University. Connect with Jennifer through email at pintosvedaljennifer@gmail.com


Want to know more about Laudato Si and Care for our Common Home?


The Letter: A Message for our Earth
is a 2022 documentary film presented by YouTube Originals, telling the story of the Laudato Si encyclical by Pope Francis.  This film tells the story about the Pope’s call to care for our planet.  In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si,’ a letter to the world confronting the environmental crisis to every single person in the world.  
1 hour, 20 minutes

Laudato Si’ – A Canadian Response
presents the views of nine prominent (and soon to be prominent) Canadians among whom are David Suzuki, Maude Barlow, Silver Don Cameron and Gregor Robertson as they reflect on the Encyclical.
35 minutes


Living Out Laudato Si, a resource from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Suggested prayers, reflections and actions with a Canadian perspective


Communications Officer, Diocese of Antigonish