“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience…” (Laudato Si’, 217)
A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH from Laudato Si’
Great in the Small from Igniter Media is also a powerfully, creative interpretation of the encyclical’s theme.
Some introductory reading about the importance of this document:
From the Wall Street Journal: 5 Things to Know About Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’
To stimulate discussion, you could read Karen Schousboe’s opinion of the encyclical’s title with your students: Laudato Si… what does it really mean?
PowerPoint Resources for use with students
Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, is made accessible by John Feehan in the PowerPoint resources below:
The three PowerPoints that follow, combine to form the full presentation, delivered by John Feehan in recent weeks, entitled Teaching the Encyclical: Laudato Si’ in the classroom.
John also supplied his commentary notes in a MS Word Document: Notes to Accompany Parts 1 – 3 above
To supplement the material above, John also shared the following PowerPoints which offer further background information: