Laudato Si Focus for Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week is an annual all-Ireland celebration which invites schools nationwide to give expression in an exceptional way to the ethos of Catholic education. This year’s theme, ‘Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home’ has been informed by the writing of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’, the 2015 encyclical by the Pope on care for our common home. Catholic Schools Week also acknowledges the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make, not just to Irish society, but to the mission of the Church.

Catholic Schools Week also acknowledges the tremendous contribution that Catholic primary and post-primary schools in Ireland make, not just to Irish society, but to the mission of the Church.

The enlightening publication Laudato Si’ was a number one bestseller for publisher Veritas in Ireland during 2015, selling over 15,000 copies and provides insights into the damage being done by modern society to the environment. The bestseller can be purchased online at Abbeybookshop.ie or in our shop on O’Connell St.

Pope Francis Leads by Example Shunning Throwaway Culture

In a recent article published by the Irish Examiner, Margaret Hickey explains how Pope Francis cannot be accused of not leading the way by example. With scuffed black shoes and a second-hand car he models the frugality he extols. If more celebrities followed his example, frugality could be cool as well as virtuous. And that might help keep the planet cool too. In his recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, Pope Francis reminds us that planet Earth is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us…Read More

Mary Immaculate College Limerick Takes Laudato Si To School

Papal documents like the recent Laudato Si by Pope Francis aren’t usually the top choice resource for teachers, particularly at primary school level. However, Pope Francis’ recent pronouncement on the environment and our modern lifestyle in his encyclical Laudato Si has proven to be accessible for all ages. This is what student teachers at Mary Immaculate College Limerick found when they decided to explain what Laudato Si was all about to a class of 12-year-olds at Corbally’s Scoil Íde…Read More