Laudato Si’
Lent 2023:

Moving away from ecological sins and into ecological conversion

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Laudato Si’ Lent 2023:

Moving away from ecological sins and into ecological conversion

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. During this time of fasting and renewal, we are reminded of who we are, creatures completely dependent on God called to live in love and compassion with all God’s creation.

This Lent, we invite you to join us as we continue our journey of ecological conversion.

Week 1 (Feb 20-26) - Away from the tomb of ecological sin

“Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.” (LS #19)

Week 2 (Feb 27-Mar 5) - Away from dependency on fossil fuels

“We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be progressively replaced without delay.” (LS #165)

Week 3 (Mar 6-12) - Away from individualism

“If we can overcome individualism, we will truly be able to develop a different lifestyle and bring about significant changes in society.” (LS 208)

Week 4 (Mar 13-19) - Away from social injustice

“Helping the poor financially must always be a provisional solution in the face of pressing needs. The broader objective should always be to allow them a dignified life through work.” (LS 128)

Week 5 (Mar 20-26) - Away from convenience

“When human beings place themselves at the centre, they give absolute priority to immediate convenience and all else becomes relative.” (LS 122)

Week 6 (Mar 27-Apr 2) - Away from consumerism

“Obsession with a consumerist lifestyle, above all when few people are capable of maintaining it, can only lead to violence and mutual destruction.” (LS 204)

Week 7 (Apr 3-9) - The new life of ecological conversion

“We are able to take an honest look at ourselves, to acknowledge our deep dissatisfaction, and to embark on new paths to authentic freedom. No system can completely suppress our openness to what is good, true and beautiful, or our God-given ability to respond to his grace at work deep in our hearts.” (LS 205)


LSM Prayer Book:

you will find more than 60 prayers, especially in this Lent:

  • Laudato Si’ Chaplet, page 11
  • Ecological Examen, page 69
  • Way of the Cross, page 38
  • Laudato Si’ Rosary, page 107

Ecological Way of the Cross

Friday 1
Friday 1

Way of the Cross

February 24th

Friday 2
Friday 2

Listening to the voice of the indigenous

March 3rd

Friday 3
Friday 3

Listening to the voice of the poor

March 10th

Friday 4
Friday 4

Listening to the voice of the youth

March 17th

Friday 5
Friday 5

Listening to the voice of biodiversity

March 24th

Friday 6
Friday 6

Repenting and walking together in hope

March 31st