Our Commitment to the Laudato Si’ Goals

As a Congregation, we have made a public commitment to take specific, measurable transformative actions in the spirit of integral ecology to rebuild our common home in order to leave a future to the next generations. We made this commitment in faith, hope, and love knowing that we are participating in God’s transformation work, “for we know that things can change”. (LS 13) This challenging journey of hope for the Earth and the poor urges us to prophetically respond to the cries of the Earth and of the Poor. The climate crises call us to further our ongoing ecological conversion, practice nonviolence, and sow hope of peace and justice in the spirit of our charism as we deepen the integration of the Laudato Si’ goals into our lives and ministries.

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Laudato Si' Action Platform symbol used by SSND

Our Laudato Si’ Public Commitment statement in the different languages of our Congregation. (pdf)

English • Español
• Español • Deutsch
• Italiano • Magyarul
• Nihongo • Polski
• Português • Slovensko

The Triune God impels us into the heart of the world
to be women of peace, hope, and love.

As a Laudato Si’ congregation, we embark
on a seven-year journey towards an integral ecology.

In fidelity to our charism and the mission to bring all to oneness,
we commit to live more simply, responsibly, and sustainably and to

Educate
Advocate
Act
In collaboration with others
For the dignity of life and the care of all creation.

Called to live our mission prophetically,
we School Sisters of Notre Dame live and minister
with the conviction that the world can be changed
through the transformation of persons.

Public Commitment
25 May, 2021

Intercessory Prayers on the Laudato Si’ Goals

pdf:  English • Español • Deutsch • Italiano • Magyarul • Nihongo (Japanese) • Polski • Português • Solvensko

Eco-spirituality

In May 2021, UISG marked Laudato Si’ Week by a web-based session on eco-spirituality.  In this session,  men and women religious engaged in promoting Laudato Si’ shared stories of ecological conversion, both personal and communal, with examples of integrating conscious prayer and sacred action. Sister Leetta Hammock SSND was one of the presenters. We encourage you to view the whole presentation. However you can skip directly to Sister Leetta’s presentation by clicking here.