During Laudato Si’ Week, the Holy Spirit united Catholics on six continents, where we deepened our connection with each other and creation by participating in webinars and local activities. Many of our CEDoW schools joined in too. At St Thomas More Ruse, they did not let remote learning get in the way of celebrating.
These were some of the ways the St Thomas More community celebrated:
- Students watched Laudato Si' content that was aimed at Infants and Primary
- They also engaged in a prayer song
- Students responded to the prayer by planting something new or taking care of something they already had in their garden and sent a photo in to school to become part of a special collage
- There was a mix of students and families planting something new and also taking the time to take care of current plants, flowers and herbs
- Posies and herbs were planted in the Kinder garden, and this garden is now accessible to all students
The Holy Spirit worked through Catholics across the world, with Pope Francis leading the way, posting about #LaudatoSi5 all week on social media and mentioning the global event during his Angelus on 17 May and 24 May.
CEDoW looks forward to continuing to show that we care for our common home during World Environment Day on 5th June and later on in the year with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the Season of Creation.