“There are no lasting changes without cultural changes … and there are no cultural changes without personal changes” (Laudate Deum, 70) 

Caritas Diocese of Plymouth are hosting three free events at Plymouth Cathedral for Laudato Si’ Week to focus on how we can look after the world around us. This year’s Laudato Si’ Week theme is inspired by the symbol for Season of Creation 2024, “firstfruits.”  We are invited to gather in community to contemplate and nurture hope for our “suffering planet” (LD 2). Laudate Deum is a reminder about the urgency of the Laudato Si’ message and the need for both personal and cultural transformation amidst our ecological and climate crises but also the importance of hope.

Art Exhibition and Reflective Prayer Walk 18th – 24th May 11.00am – 4.00pm

Come and see art work from young people in our schools about care for our common home and take time for spiritual reflection following a self-guided prayer walk.

A Creative Workshop with the Art and Energy organisation on Monday 20th May between 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Use your creativity to contribute to a conversation on how we look after our environment. Join in an arts workshop and tell us what you think. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like.

Seeds of Hope Talk 6-8pm on Monday 20 May

Our guest speaker, John Paul de Quay, will talk about how we are called to respond to the climate crisis. John Paul is a founding member and project manager with the Ecological Conversion Group, a  charity dedicated to inspiring action on Care of Creation.

The evening will explore how can we come together effectively to tackle  our climate and biodiversity crises and our social problems, living out our faith and mission.  What do  we already do to help others, locally and globally and to care for our common home?  How can we respond to Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter; Laudato Si’, and care for our common home.

The evening will include a pasty supper and refreshments from 6-6.30 pm. please register here so we can plan catering or email caritas@prcdtr.org.uk for more information.